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Stokes' Floracroft trial grounds and greenhouses at Moorestown, N. J. 

1911 Greeting to My Friends and Customers 

In handing you my new Catalogue, the wish goes with it that the past season has been a profitable one to you. 

With some exceptions, seed crops have been good. Unfortunately, peas, a most important item, have been a very poor 
crop and will be very scarce with high prices. 

As in the past, I have tested and examined during growth a number of new varieties of vegetables which I am offering 
this year for the first time, and I hope you will try them all as I know they are of sterling merit. 

I want all of my customers to have courteous and liberal treatment and the best possible service, and if at any time aught 
should occur to cause any dissatisfaction, I trust you will not hesitate to bring the matter to my attention, assuring you that my 
utmost endeavor will be to adjust it in a manner entirely satisfactory to you. 

Please notice the liberal discounts for seeds in packets and ounces and my remarks regarding the 
prepayment of freight on larger orders. 

For a complete index to the Catalogue, see the last page. Yours for the best garden on earth, 

Philadelphia, January, 1911 WALTER P. STOKES 



HOW TO ORDER STOKER STANDARD SEEDS 

SEEDS BY MAIL. The Rural Free Delivery Mail Carrier here illustrated, and thousands like him all over this whole coun- 
try, bring my seed store, with its complete equipment, right before every farmer's door. No branch of our great government has 
ever been established that has been so instantly popular and serviceable to the farming communities all over the land as this 
Rural Free Delivery Service. Their daily calls keep the farmer in touch 
with the outside world in a manner which was unknown before. 

SEEDS MAILED POSTPAID. In considering my prices, both of 
new and standard garden seeds, please bear in mind that I pay the post- 
age by the packet, ounce, quarter-pound, pound and pint. 

HOW TO ORDER. Please be careful to sign your name, post-office, 
county and state on each and every letter sent me. Cash should accom- 
pany the order. You may remit at my risk either by post-office order, 
bank draft, express order, or cash by registered letter. I am responsible 
for safe arrival of the seeds, — whether sent bv mail, express or freight. 

T ihpvul nicrriiintc When ordering seeds in packets you may 
lvlUClrtl JLHSIUU11U>. select 50 cents , worth of seeds extra for 

each $i sent. Thus, any one sending $i for seeds in packets may select 

to the value of $1.50; for $2, to the value of $3 ; and for $5, in packets to 

the value of $7.50. My packets are large size and liberally filled with 

seed and with full cultural directions printed thereon. 

In ordering seeds BY THE OUNCE, 25 cents' worth of seeds extra is 

allowed. Thus, in seeds in ounce packets, you may select seeds to the 

value of $1.25 for each $1 sent. 

FVf > i0ht Pl*Pn?iiH ^ n a " orc ^ ers lrom this catalogue amounting to $15 and over, provided that at least one-half of this 
1 ICIgUL X icpaiu. amount shall be for small Garden or Flower seeds, I will prepay the freight or express charges to 
all points east of the Mississippi river. To all points west of the Mississippi river I wilU-pay the freight on orders amounting to 525 
and over, provided that $20 worth of such orders is in small garden seeds. Potatoes are not included in either of these offers. 
On all orders for less amount than the above, I will deliver free on board in this city to Express, Railroad or Steamship Com- 
pany, and the purchaser must, in all cases, pay the freight, except as offered above. 




Stoker' Standard 



STOKES' NOVELTIES 



NOVELTIES AND SPECIALTIES FOR 1911 

The novelties and specialties annually offered by seedsmen should be of great interest to progressive gardeners, no 
matter how many old favorites they may have among the standard varieties. I am careful, in this department, to try 
to offer nothing but varieties, not only of real merit, but those that are an advance in quality or productiveness over the 
standard varieties that are already well known, or such as have been highly recommended by specialists or gardeners in 
whom I have confidence. I believe you will not be 
disappointed in any of the novelties herein offered. 

New Fireball Beet 

Perfectly globe-shaped, and ten days to two weeks 
earlier than Crosby's Egyptian. Its very small leaf- 
stalks and tiny tap-root make it desirable as an early 
forcing variety for market-gardeners, and for sowing in 
frames. Skin smooth ; the flesh is solid, with a very 
sweet flavor and of an intense bright red color. Pkt. 
iocts., oz. 15 cts., l /C\b. 4octs., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

Early Model Red Globe Beet 

This fine, distinct table Beet is remarkable for its 
uniform shape, of very deep colored flesh and has a 
fine sweet flavor. It has a small green leaf, ribbed 
crimson, and a very small tap-root. Thebulbs develop 
quickly and can be sold when very young. Smooth and 
free from small rootlets. Skin and flesh are of an un- 
usually deep rich blood-crimson, retaining this color 
when cooked ; valuable for canning and pickling. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^lb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., by mail, 
postpaid; by express, lb. 80 els., 5 lbs. $3. 75. 

The New Lemon Cucumber 

Of all the many varieties of Cucumbers raised in our 
garden, none have a finer flavor than the Lemon Cu- 
cumber. It has a thin skin ; is crisp, tender and sweet. 
Is attractive in appearance for using sliced, whole or as 

pickles. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 

25 c t s . Early Model Red Globe Beet 

Pe-Tsai, or Chinese Cut Cabbage 

You should by all means try this novel Salad. My customers who have tried it 
are very enthusiastic over it. It is a very strong grower, reminds one of Cos- 
Lettuce in appearance, and makes very delicate greens for the table with a cabbage 
taste ; it will be found good as salad, as greens, and as cabbage. Plant in the 
open, just as you do lettuce, giving it plenty of room. No one can possibly fail 
who attempts to grow it, and I am sure you will be pleased with it. Pkt. 5 cts., 
yioz. 15 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, by mail, postpaid. 

READ WHAT IS SAID OF PE-TSAI 

Eli Rothermrl, North East, Md., writes, July 30, iqio: " The Chinese Cut Cabbage is one 
of the finest salads that I ever tasted; also cooked it with meat the same as cabbage ; it was fine." 

New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, et Giant Lucullus" 

The Swiss Chard is growing more popular as a vegetable each season. This 
new variety is a great acquisition. The stalks are as thick and broad as rhubarb. 
The plants grow to a height oi from 2 to 2 l / 2 feet, and the stalks are from 10 to 
12 inches long below the leaf. These stalks are delicious when cooked and 
should be served in the same manner as stewed celery and asparagus. The leaf 
portion of the "Giant Lucullus" is heavily crumpled c. savoyed and is very 
crisp and tender. The leafy portion of the foliage is cooked and served in the 
same manner as spinach. The leaves and stalks, being served as separate vege- 
tables, afford two distinct dishes from the same plant at one time. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., %\h. 30c, lb. $1, by mail, postpaid ; by express, lb, 90c, 5 lbs. $4.25. 

"New White Silver" Swiss Chard 

This new variety is beautiful with a broad silvery white mid-rib and beauti- 
-New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, ful'y curled light green leaves ; very strong grower. Pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 15 cts., 
"Giant Lucullus" %\b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, by mail, postpaid. 





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Whitloof Chicory 

This makes one of the most delicious of all salads. The seed is planted in May or June in the 
open ground, and in the fall the roots are dug. The roots are then planted in earth in a dark, cool 
place in the cellar or under a greenhouse bench. Finely blanched crisp leaves are thrown out, and 
when cut new leaves form. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., j^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Snow Cream Table Corn 

When its merits become fully known this will be found one of the most popular and desirable 
table Corns in the list. It is only a few days later in maturing than Adams Early, but it has large 

ears, and when pulled at the proper 
age is of the most delicious quality 
and flavor, and with a most beauti- 




ful snow-white appearance. 

Snow Cream Table Corn is 

tender and sweet and makes the 
most handsome table Corn to be 
found. It is very prolific, having 
two to three ears to a stalk, and is 
a rank, strong grower, not bothered 
with worms or smut. 

Snow Cream Table Corn has 
just the right size ears, generally 7 
to 8 inches in length and from 12 to 
14 rows of broad, attractive grains Whitloof Chicory 
well filled to the tip, and it will pro- 
duce more salable ears to the acre than any other va- 
riety of Corn. I feel that I can not recommend this 
variety too highly, particularly to my market-gardener 
customers who want a Corn early, of good size, that 
will please their most particular trade. It will be found 
exceedingly profitable and desirable in every way. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press or freight (not prepaid) qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50. 




Three Fine New Beans 



Keeney's Stringless Green Refugee. The old desirable Refugee is one of our best Beans, but here is one 
without any string. Handsome round pod, fine every way. Price, /4pt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express, qt. 35 
cts., >^peck $1, peck $1.85, bus. $7. 

Full Measure Green Pod Bush Lima. A fine round pod, 5 to 6 inches long; tender; enormously prolific. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30c, qt. 50c, by mail, postpaid ; by express, pt. 20c, qt. 30c, ^peck 85c, peck $1.50, bus. $5.75. 

Michigan White Wax Beans. A splendid wax pod with white seed. This is a great advantage, as the white 
dried Beans always have a market. Price, pkt. 10 cts.; pt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid; by express, qt. 35 cts., ^peck $1, 
peck $1.75, bus. $6. 50. 

Stokes' M Bonny Best" Tomato 

For Greenhouse Forcing 

The " Bonny Best " Tomato is the finest forcing 
Tomato under glass it is possible to obtain. Read the 
following testimonial from one of the directors of the 
Ohio Experiment Station, who says it did better for 
them than any other forcing variety they have ever 
tried. I have some seed saved from crown setting 
fruits, specially saved for greenhouse use. Price, pkt. 
20 cts., J^oz. 75 cts., oz. $1.25. 

"Bonny Best Early" Wins Out at the Ohio Experi- 
ment Station 

In a paper read at a recent meeting 01 the Ohio State Horti- 
cultural Society, J H. Gourley, Assistant Horticulturist, of the 
Ohio Experiment Station, says : " Last season's work showed the 
' Bonny Best Early' up quiic well among the earlies for the market 
gardener. Its beautiful color, medium and uniform size and pro- 
lificacy regi-ter several good points for it. We were well pleased 
with a selection of this variety, made in the field and grown in the 
greenhouse the past winter. It did better than any other variety 
we have ever tried for forcing." 



W. Hugh'cs, Michigan, writes, October 3, 1910: "/ 
grew 'Bonny Best' in Die greenhouse this summer, and 
it is certainly the finest Tomato I ever saw grown inside 
anywhere." 




Jonny Beat Early, grown under glass by R. Cave. Esq., Washingt' 



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Bonny Best 
Early Tomato 

Stokes' Bonny Best Early Tomato has 

more than met my most sanguine expecta- 
tations ; it has made good wherever it has 
been offered ; from Maine to Texas the same 
story of success, both in the quality of the 
fruit and its enormous productiveness, and 
for both of out-of-door use and for indoor 
forcing, one universal judgment is the same — 
' the finest Tomato for all purposes ever 
introduced." 

Stokes' Bonny Best Early Tomato is 
very early, quite as early as the best strains 
of " Earliana," a vigorous grower, enor- 
mously prolific, with splendid foliage, and of 
an intense velvety glowing scarlet color; 
ripens evenly all over and up to the stem. 

Pkt. 10 cts., J Aoz. 25 cts., oz. 40 cts., #lb. 
$1.25, lb. $4 

I Am Going to Let My Cus- 
tomers Tell the Story 

Please read the testimonials given below 
and notice the dates, all being of very recent 
origin. 

H. Ernest Hopkins, Pennsylvania, 
writes October 25, 1910: "My test of yuur 
'Bonny Best' Early Tomato was very sat- 
isfactory: It ripened only a little behind 
'Earliana' and was exceptionally large, 
smooth and solid for an early Tomato. I 
weighed one of the first clusters that 
ripened; eight Tomatoes in the cluster 
weighed one ounce less than four pounds; 
almost an average of half a pound for the 
whole cluster, which I think very good for 
ordinary garden culture, no special efforts 
whatever made to get extra results." 

H. D. Whitehead, Illinois, writes, January 24, 1910: "/ 
want to say right here, that I r.ised the 'Bonny Best' To- 
rn 1 to last year, and, although my first planting was totally 
destroyed, leaving vie nothing nut thirty-eight small plants, 
which my three-year-old daughter had raised, I succeeded in 
raising several bushels of the finest, most even-sized Toma- 
toes I h ive ever seen, and I think that fully go per cent of 
them were as round, smooth and perfei t in shape as the 
front piece of your igog catalogue. And I noticed they did 
not scald and rot on the vine as other varieties did." 

Geo. Tong, Minnesota, writes, December it, 1909 : " I have 
been quite interested in the ' Bonny Best' Tomato. I have 
grown it two years, getting a package from Mr. Stokes the 
first year it tame out, and think so much of it that neatly 
the whole of my next year ' s plantings will be of this variety. 
Th j thing that pleases me most outside of its earliness is its 
smoothness and perfection of f'uit. Then they crack less, 
rot less, and bear from July until frost /picked Tomatoes 
two months from my plants and then picked some very fine 
green ones. The size is not as large as some but large 
enough." 

H. B Fuller ton, Esq., Director of the Long Island Ex- 
periment Station, writes, August 2, 1909: " Your seeds have 
been a marked success with us. The 'Bonny Best' has made a 
ten strike. It came in three days ahead of Earliest Pink,' 
which I found by far the best of 'he earliest, not excepting 
the measly 'Earliana.' Your 'Bonny Best' has a big advan- 
i ige over ' Earliest Pink' in its good rich color, and most 
people incline to red tomatoes." 

Mrs. Lottie T. Brockston, Delaware, writes, August 10, 
ig'o: "Our 'Bonny Best' Tomatoes have been the pride of 
this neighborhood. They have been grand/" 




S. T. Walker, Oregon, writes, January 25, 1910 : "For two 
years I have been planting 'Bonny Best' Tomatoes in connec- 
tion with Earliana No. 10,' and 'June Pink,' and it has always 
come out first and best." 

C. H. Zink, Colorado, writes, February 17,1910: "Perhaps 
you would care to know that 'Bonny Best,' tried with a I the 
early varieties in our garden in C lora^o, undrr irrigation , 
proved the earliest as well as the best Remarkably uniform 
in size, beautiful color, absolutely devoid of wrinkles, a per- 
fect sheer, for which a local hotel paid me above market 
price." . 




WALTER^ P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA.PA 




A Page of Splendid New Cabbage 




The one on the right is Stokes' " Worm- Proof Hardiana " Cabbage 



Stokes' "Worm-Proof Hardiana" 

Originator's Stock 

The late firm of Johnson & Stokes introduced this Cab- 
bage some years ago, but one very hard winter the stock 
was lost, and it has been out of the market for some years. 
Fortunately, I have been able to procure it again from the 
originator, and the stock I now offer is of the very finest 
quality. It is dark green in color with a slight reddish tinge 
on the edges of the leaves, every plant making a hard, 
solid head, very large, often weighing from 18 to 25 pounds 
each. There is a natural glaze on the surface of the leaf 
which prevents to a large extent the ravages of worms, but 
entirely outside of this feature it is a magnificent late Cab- 
bage for all purposes. 

My grower, the originator of this Cabbage, says in a 
letter written September 10, 1910: "I will send you two 
specimens of cabbage heads by express. These were 
planted side by side. One is of the " Worm-proof " and 
the other is of another late variety, I think the "Late Flat 
Dutch." They were planted the same day, showing what 
the worms did to the "Late Flat Dutch," while the "Worm- 
proof Hardiana" alongside of it was almost entirely ex- 
empt." Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., %\b. $1.25, lb. $4.50. 

Red Danish "Stone-Head" 

This produces a round or ball-shaped head of great solid- 
ity, and with a very deep, rich red color. Heads are per- 
fectly round, from 6 to 8 inches in diameter. The rich 
coloring extends to the center of the head. The extra- 
dark color, remarkable hardiness and large size, make it 
the most desirable red Cabbage on the market. You will 
find this a desirable late Cabbage it every way. Pkt. 10c, 
Yzoz. 35 cts., oz. 60 cts., X'b. $1.75. 



New Early Danish Cabbage 
"Copenhagen Market" 

This new Cabbage is very heavy and solid, like the Danish 
"Ball-head" type of Cabbage; makes a fine, large, globe- 
shaped head with well developed outside leaves, but is very 
much earlier in maturing than any of the Danish Cabbages, 
and makes for us a very fine second-early variety, coming 
in about two weeks later than the " Early Jersey Wake- 
field." The heads weigh 14 to 16 pounds each. The seed 
is very scarce this year. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts., ]4oz. 
65 cts., oz. $1. 

"Glory of Enkhuizen" 

This is a Holland product, and has made good in this 
country wherever it has been planted. Produces a very 
heavy crop, is quite early, large and round ; always ex- 
tremely solid and fine-ribbed, excelling in flavor almost all 
other varieties. It is exceedingly tender, and has more of 
the flavor of the " Savoy " Cabbages than most other sorts ; 
quite dwarf and compact, allowing close planting. Heads 
ball-shaped and with few outside leaves. Color is a lightish 
green. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., %\b. $1, lb. $3.50. 

A Splendid New Cabbage, "Nokor" 

The heads are extremely uniform in size and shape, 
weighing from 12 to 15 pounds each, and frequently measur- 
ing 12 inches in diameter, roundish in shape and extremely 
solid, and the stem does not run up into the head, hence 
its name " Nokor" (no core). It matures fully two weeks 
earlier than any of the late-growing varieties, and yet it 
will stand a long time before bursting. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., ^lb. 85 cts., lb. $3, by mail, postpaid. 



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New Klondike Cucumber 

Two Superb Family and Market Cucumbers 

"KLONDIKE." This is a hybrid sort of the White Spine type which holds its attractive dark green color longer 
than most other sorts. When of suitable sue for shipping, it averages from 6 to 7 inches, the ends are quite square and 
it is about 2 inches thick. The quality is unsurpassed. The demand for it is growing rapidly. Its points of superiority 
are — extreme earliness, a prolific bearer, veiy hardy, producing fair crops under such unfavorable conditions, very dark 
green and holding its color and crispness for a long time, size just right for a slicing Cucumber. It is also quite firm when 
small; an excellent pickling sort. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 30c, lb. $ r, postpaid ; by express, lb. 90c, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

"DAVIS PERFECT." Resembles a hothouse Cucumber so closely that dealers cannot tell the difference, it be- 
ing equally good for hothouse or outdoor culture. Ideal in shape, rich, dark green, uniform and regular. Tender, and 
as a slicing Cucumber for the table is unsurpassed. Almost seedless one-third of its length from the stem end, and the 
seeds that are contained in it, when in slicing condition, are so small and tender that they are almostunnoticed. Exceed- 
ingly productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid; by express, lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 



"King of AH" Late Cabbage 

This mammoth Cabbage is the finest late winter keeper 
it is possible to get. Yet notwithstanding its great size and 
weight, for it is solid as a rock, it is extra fine in quality, 
nothing coarse or common about it. I unhesitatingly rec- 
ommend it as a great winter sort. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
35 cts., #lb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Twentieth Century Lettuce 

This grand Lettuce is a strictly all-seasons variety. It is 
good for early spring in frames ; also for mid-summer, as it 
stands an immense amount of heat without shooting to 
seed, makes a large, round, solid and compact head, 
lightish green in color, with a waxy cream-colored heart. 
Leaves of splendid substance, nicely crinkled and of very 
fine quality ; tender, crisp, succulent and sweet. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., >4^1b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 





"Nofault Giant" Seii-bianching Celery 



New Strawberry Lettuce 

The French are great connoisseurs of Lettuce and salads of 
all kinds, and this new French variety conies to us with strong 
endorsement from these Lettuce-loving people. It forms a 
medium-sized head, very firm, and has a delicious, crisp, 
buttery flavor. Outside its general appearance is dark reddish 
brown, but the interior of the head has a decided pink color, 
and, when dressed with oil and prepared for the table, it re 
sembles a dish of crushed strawberries, hence the name. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Xlb. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid. 

Stokes* "Nofault Giant" Self- 
blanching Celery 

This fine new Giant Celery is offered with the great- 
est confidence that it will prove a winner. It is earlier 
and larger than "White Plume," fully as large as the 
"Golden Selkblanching ; " very solid and of excellent 
flavor; much better than any other white Celery; can 
be sown very early without its running to seed as many 
other varieties do. In height it usually stands 6 to 8 
inches above the "White Plume." It originated in a 
block of "Giant Pascal," having the size and quality of 
the parent, but with a distinct self-blanching habit which 
runs wonderfully true to the type. Price, per pkt. 10 cts., 
yioz. 25 cts., oz. 50 cts., X'b- $1.50. 



Silver Self-blanching Celery 

The most popular Celeries are Golden Self-blanching 
and White Plume, and this Silver Self-blanching Celery 
combines in one variety the essential qualities of these 
two varieties ; in short, it has the robust, sturdy, com- 
pact habit, with the immense solid heart, crisp, brittle 
and tender qualities of the Golden Self-blanching, to- 
gether with the beautiful Silver Self blanching foliage of 
the White Plume. Pkt. 10c, oz. 40c, }(Vo. £1.25, lb. $4. 



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New "Knight" Muskmelon. Notice shape and very thick meat 



New "Knight" Muskmelon 

This superb green-fleshed Muskmelon 
has, for five successive years, broken all 
records, selling without regard to market 
conditions for other melons at Norfolk, 
Va., as well as on its native soil of Mary- 
land, where it has had a wonderful local 
reputation. In quality, it quite outclasses 
all other green-fleshed melons, having a 
taste that is indescribably delicious with 
a remarkable aroma. 

While this melon has had a wonderful 
reputation around Norfolk and Baltimore 
markets, it fully deserves to be known 
over a wider territory, and is now offered 
for the first time outside of its local home. 

As will be seen from the illustration, it 
is slightly pointed at the stem end, while 
being rather blunted at the blossom end. 
They grow very uniform in shape and 
size, averaging about six inches in length 
from stem to blossom, and 4^ to 5 inches 
in the other direction ; handsomely netted, 
very thick meat, as shown in the photo- 
graph. Every melon grower is to be 
congratulated who gets a crop of this 
magnificent melon. Pkt. iocts., oz. 25c, 
%\h. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, by mail, postpaid. 

New "Angel's Kiss" 
Watermelon 

This fine Watermelon originated in 
Texas, and it is a superb melon in every 



sense of the word except its name. It is a handsome melon, of large, oblong shape. The flesh is bright red in color, 
very solid and firm, and of melting sugary sweetness. A strong, vigorous grower, bearing great numbers of large, 
mottled, silver-gray melons, with a very tough, but thin skin. The melons average 25 to 30 inches in length, with a weight 
of from 30 to 40 pounds each. They are very attractive either in the field, on the market stall, or on the table. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 15 cts., %\b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid ■ by express, 5 lbs. $5. 

Frank Morris, Bucks County, Pa , writes : " / bought some ' Sugar Sweets' Muskmelon seed of you in the spring, and we are eating the best 
citrons we ever raised. The ' Angers Kiss' Watermelon is a dandy ; thin rind and sweet I wish you could see my ' Kleckley Sweets' Watermelons. 
They ate pretty as a picture, and I am carting the finest melons and the best that go to town." 



New "Tom Watson' 



Watermelon 

In the Tom Watson we have a decidedly good 
thing directly from the State of Georgia, the 
"home of the Watermelon" (also of the Hon. 
"Tom Watson") where the Watermelon grows 
to a greater state of perfection probably than in 
almost any other part of the United States. 

The Tom Watson is an extra-long melon of 
attractive appearance, uniform in shape and qual- 
ity ; the luscious crimson flesh is "as sweet as 
h ney, "melting and of superb flavor. Theaverage 
melon will weigh 35 to 40 pounds, and measures 
about 28 in. long and about 12 in. in diameter. 
Very prolific. Pkt. 10c, oz. 15c, % lb. 40c, lb. 
$1.56, postpaid; by express, lb. $1.40, 5 lbs. $6.25. 



A Field View of "Tom Watson" Watermelon 



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Stokes* Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon 

I believe Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon is me best ano most profitable Waterme on you can grow. All the seed of this 
melon I have to offer is Pedigree Stock that I know all about, and I know will produce money-making results. — WALTER P. STOKES. 

The Kleckley Sweets has long been one ol our most popular melons for the home market. It has the sweetness, the 
fine grain and the luscious flavor of the perfect melon, but unfortunately its thin and brittle rind has made it undesirable 
as a shipping melon for market. In this new strain, now offered, there is developed a melon with a shell hard enough to 
carry to market, having been carefully selected for a series of years for this result. The rind is not thick, but the skin is 
so hard and tough that it resists the jolts and jars of travel to a remarkable degree. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts,, %\b. 40 cts., 

lb. $1.25; by express, 1 lb. $1.15, 
5 lbs. $5.50, 10 lbs. $10. 




Stokes' Sugar Sweet Muskmelon (Doesn't it look it?) 



Stokes* Sugar 
Sweet Muskmelon 

Would you like a Muskmelon, 
every one of which has that de- 
licious, sweet flavor that every 
melon lover thinks so much of? 
We have it here in the Stokes' 
New Sugar Sweet. I believe, 
without any exaggeration, they 
are the sweetest and most de- 
licious-flavored melon that has 
ever been offered to the trade. 
The vine is very strong and per- 
fectly blight-proof, holding up 
green and strong until all the 
melons are ripened. It is nicely 
netted, flesh thick and dark 
green, with tendency toward 
pinkish huenear the seed cavity; 
the seeds are very small and few. 
The melon is slightly oblong and 
very uniform in size, averaging 
about 6 inches in diameter and 
7 inches in length. Its great 
uniformity makes it a great 
crate melon for market, packing 
evenly, of exact size and mark- 
ings. I cannot recommend this 
Stokes' SugarSweet Muskmelon 
too highly, either for home use 
orformarket. Price, pkt. iocts., 
oz. 20 cts., %\b. 60 cts., lb. $2 ; 
in 5-Ib. lots, by express, $7.50. 




WALTER P. 



STOKES 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,EA. 




Berks County Bottle Onion 

In passing through the markets, at Reading, Berks county, Pa., I noticed this 
curious-shaped Onion being offered for sale, and on inquiry I find that the good Ger- 
man people of this section would not buy any other Onion as long as they could get 
the Berks County Bottle Onion. In shape they are entirely unique, as will be seen 
from the illustration, many of them being just the shape and about the size of a sarsa- 
parilla bottle. In color they are a light yellow, some having a tendency to a brownish 
outer skin; the skin is very thin, the flesh white and of very fine texture, delicious and 
delicate beyond compare and pronounced by connoisseurs the best white-fleshed Onion 
known. For family use it is unsurpassed, while for market it will be a winner wherever 
it becomes known, owing to its great beauty and novel shape attracting the eye. This 
Onion has been known in Berks county for years and is justly treasured there, as it 
will be in other sections when its merits are known. It is the most novel and distinct 
Onion yet introduced. Price, pkt. 10 cts., }ioz. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., %Vo. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Ails a Craig Onion 

This is the great exhibition Onion in England. It grows to an immense size, three 
and a half to four pounds each bting frequently recorded. It is of a beautiful yellow 
or straw-color, slightly pointed at each end. To obtain the best results, the seed 
should be sown in the hotbed and transplanted from 4 to 6 inches apart. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., ^oz. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., %Vo. $1, by mail, postpaid. 

White Welsh Onion (For Green Onions) 

The seed of this Onion may be drilled-in as any Onion seed, making one- 
third the expense and trouble of planting top sets, and producing more green 
Onions. In flavor it is the sweetest of all Onions. No bulb is formed. Theplant 
is perennial and may be left in the ground for years with but slight protection. 
Sow in the spring or fall. Price, pkt. 5 cts., %oz. 15 cts., oz. 25 cts., 2 ozs. 40 
cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

New Mammoth Radish from Japan, Sakurajima 

This Mammoth Japanese Radish is thoroughly practical and an extremely 
pleasing and interesting addition to our list of vegetables. Planted in the spring 
it runs to seed too soon; it is better to treat it as a summer, fall or winter 
Radish. It is mild, delicate, and makes an excellent food either raw or cut-up 
into dice and cooked as turnips. Its leaves make a very pleasing new green, 
cooked the same as kale, or dandelion. A valuable addition and well worth 
trying. It sometimes grows to an immense size, one Radish making several 
meals for quite a family. Pkt. 10 cts. , oz. 20 cts., }(\b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Stokes* New Sparkler White-Tip Radish 

This is an improved strain of the Scarlet Turnip White-Tip Radish. Many 
of the strainsof the White-Tip Radish show but little white, all beingred; but in 
this Stokes' New Spark- 



Berks County Bottle Onion. 

and shape 



Exact size 



ler nearly one half of the 
lower partof the Radish 
is a beautiful waxy 
white. The upper part of 
the Radishbeing a bright 
scarlet, and with very 
small tops, will make 
them exceedingly desir- 
able for forcing. As a 
market-garden strain 
this will excelall others 
of the White-Tip sort. 
Price, pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 
Xlb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., 
postpaid; by express, 
lb. 75c, 5 lbs. 13.50. 



New Summer Radish, SnOW- White Delicacy 

This new Radish is half-long in form, gradually tapering to- 
ward the low er end, and should be classed in size between the 
White Strasburg and the Celestial, or White Chinese. Grows 
quickly; tender, crisp, delicious and of mild flavor; good for eat- 
ing a long while after maturing. Roots pure white, making a 
handsome table dish. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 35c, lb. $r.io. 




Notice the size of the Mammoth Japanese Kadish as 
compared with the little lady's head 



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§jqke§' Standard Seed§., 1 "stokes' noveltiest 




Sutton's Prize Winner 



color; 
well filled 
with 8 to 
i o large 
Peas with 

a flavor the very sweetest and best. Pkt. 15 cts., >ipt. 35 cts., pt. 60 
cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, pt. 50 cts., qt. 85 cts., 4 qts. £3. 

New Tomato Pepper 

On first seeing this new Pepper, either green or ripe, almost any one 
would think it was a tomato, owing to its similarity of shape and color. 
It is of upright growth, very prolific, staying in bearing throughout 
the season from early July until frost. Very mild, of delicate flavor, 
and can be eaten out of the hand like an apple. Pkt. 10 cts., }4oz. 35 
cts., oz. 60 cts., Xlb. $1.75, lb. $6, by mail, postpaid. 

Superb Salad Tomato 

This is a little gem ; it grows in clusters, as shown in illustration, 
beingjust the right size for serving whole as a salad on lettuce leaves 
with mayonnaise dressing. It is also just the right size for putting up 
whole in glass jars. It is solid, of very fine texture and thin skin. While 
not recommended as a field crop for market, it is exceedingly desirable 
for the purposes above stated. Pkt. 10c, yioz. 35c, oz. 60c, '^lb. $2. 



Three Grand New Peas 

"Sutton's Prize Winner,'* A Grand 
New English Pea 

When you see the dried Peas that you will get from an 
order of this Pea, you will realize what a magnificent, im- 
mense Pea it is. The English gardeners have long been noted 
as growing the most magnificent Peas in the world, and in 
" Sutton's Prize Winner " we have the latest and finest de- 
velopment of the choice English Pea. It will frequently pro- 
duce pods attaining the extraordinary length of 7 inches and 
over, closely packed with 10 to 13 large, dark green Peas of 
the finest flavor. For exhibition purposes it is without a 
rival. The plant has a branching habit, growing about 3 feet 
in height with dark green foliage ; it has a very vigorous and 
robust constitution. You will be delighted with the results 
from this magnificent Pea. Pkt 10 cts., pt. 40 cts. , qt. 75 cts., 
by mail, postpaid ; by express or freight not prepaid, pt. 35 
cts., qt. 60 cts., 4 qts. $2.25, pk. #4. 

"The Pilot" 

This is one of the finest Peas for market that has ever 
been introduced. It is on the order of the ''Gradus " for size 
of pod and earliness, but is a round, hard Pea, not wrinkled, 
so that it will stand very early planting. It can be planted 
without danger of rotting, fully two weeks ahead of the 
"Gradus " or " Thomas Laxton." It has all the good quali- 
ties of the latter with the extreme hardiness above mentioned. 
The stock I offer is English-grown that has been carefully 
re-selected, so that it runs absolutely true to type. By plant- 
ing it early it will come in fully as early as the "Ameer," and 
as hardy, while it possesses the pod of the type and size of 
"Gradus." Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 60 cts , by mail, post- 
paid ; by express, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., >£pk. #2, pk. $3.75. 

New "Laxtonian" Pea 

This Pea is everywhere recognized as one of the most 
wonderful Peas on the entire list. It is very dwarf, growing 
only 12 to 15 inches high, a good second-early, yet produces 
pods as large as the "Stratagem " or "Telephone." It is an 
ideal Pea for small gardens where the height of vine is an im- 
portant item. The pods are produced in great abundance; dark 
green i n 




Superb Salad Tomato 



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WALTEP^P. STOKES - j 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 





Stokes' Standard Early Beet 




Stokes' Standard Green-pod Bush Beans 




Stekes' Standard Summer Cabbage 




Stokes' Standard Head Lettuce 




"STOKES' STANDARDS" 

A New and Good Idea in Seed Selling 

TOKES' STANDARDS " are growing in popularity, 
and have again been immensely successful the past 
season. If you are uncertain what varieties to 
order, or are inexperienced in gardening, order 
"Stokes' Standards," and the very best is yours. Hun- 
dreds of my customers order "Stokes' Standards" right 
through the list, and are delighted with results. 

"Stokes' Standards" are so easy to order, just say 
Stokes' Standard Early Beet, or Stokes' Standard Watermelon, 
and I'll know what you mean, and you will get the best Beet 
and the finest Watermelon the world produces. 

" Stokes' Standards" are not only the best varieties there 
are, but every seed is fresh this year and of the strongest vital- 
ity and will grow. The risks in gardening are practically 
eliminated with "Stokes' Standards." 
Try them once, and you are my friend. 

Walter P. Stokes. 

STOKES' STANDARD SEEDS 

By mail, postpaid, at prices quoted unless otherwise stated 

Stokes' Standard Early Beet. A very early Beet of excellent quality and 
l ■=> flat in shape. The flesh is tender and of a 

very rich red color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Main-Crop Beet. Beet-perfection for table use Uni- 
^iv^u lH_— _ r form shape, almost round and has a 

very small tap-root. Skin and flesh are of a crimson color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Jilb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Green-pod Bush Bean. *$£SZ^*?fffi 

inches long, crisp, round, full and fleshy and a splendid yielder. Pkt. 10 cts., Kpt. 
15 cts., pt. 25 cts.; by express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. 80 cts., pk. $1.40. 

Stokes 1 Standard Wax-pod Bush Bean. ^fc g s , SSLfSSt 

less pods, free from rust and a clear light waxy yellow in color. Pkt. 10 cts., Mpt. 
20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. 85 cts., pk. Si. 50. 

Stnfppt' Standard 'Pole I ima Rean Ver >' P ro,ific . w>*h immense pods 
oto/ges oianaara roie i^ima Dean. hangingin i ar ge clusters, frequently 

with five large beans to the pod. Pkt. 10 cts., 54 pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; by express, pt. 
25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts Si. 25, pk. $2.25. 

Stnkpt' Standard Farhi Cabhaap 0ne of the ver >' earliest Cabbages 

twites oianaara r.ariy ^aooage. known Pointe d head with a blunt or 

round peak. Hard and solid. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Summer Cabbage. An excellent Cabbage for medium- 

S early and main-crop use. Hand- 
some green in color and of very fine quality. Sure to head and true to type; of 
medium size. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Late Cabbaee. A fine large late winter-keeping sort, of 
I 5 great solidity. They are frequently 20 

to 25 pounds each. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Kfb. 65 cts., lb. $2. 

Stokes' Standard Carrot A bea « tiful stump-rooted type of a rich dark 

owi^es oianaara ^.arroi. orange color Pkt 5 cts-| oz IO cts _ y tXh 30 cts _ 

lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Cauliflower. A s ,P ,endid s , train : yery early, close-growing 

^i^.^-n ^ and compact, making fine large snow-white 

heads 9 to 12 inches in diameter. Pkt. 25 cts., Koz. $'-65, oz. S3, 5ilb. $11. 



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^toke§' (Standard gggp^ | "stokes' ^tandarps^ 



STOKES' STANDARDS, continued 

Stokes' Standard Early Self-blanching Celery, t^f^m 

of "hearts," easily and quickly blanched for fall or early winter use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
$i,Klb. $3- 

Stakes' Standard Winter Celeru A splendid mid-winter and late-keeping 
oto/ges oianaara vv inier ^eiery. sort . very heavy stalks close compact 

and a beautiful creamy yellow-white when blanched, and has a fine nutty flavor. 
Pkt. 10 cts./oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

StoW Standard Earliest Sugar Corn. Zl^oiT^/hZttfy 

early but not the exceeding-dwarf sort. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts.; by express, qt., 20 
cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.20. 

Stokes' Standard Second-early Sugar Corn. t F h ° e " ^° r ^'\£ e i 

large ear with ten and twelve rows of grains; very sweet and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 20 cts.; by express, qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1 20. 

S tokes' Standard Main-crop Sugar Corn. ^c^^tJS 

and sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts.; by express, qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.20. 
Stnk>P<i' Standard Curumher Early and prolific, producing uniform, beau- 

oio^es oianaara ^ucumoer. tifuI symmetrica ] fruiti dark gree n in color, 

shading toward the tip, very tender and with small seeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
%\b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Stakes' Standard Faonlant Standard family sort, making large, beauti- 

owi^es oianaara cggpiani. fu)ly formed fruit purp ii sh b | ack in co i or and 

very prolific. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts , !^lb. $1, lb. $3.75. 

Stokes' Standard Curled Leaf Lettuce. ^fjJE^taJS 

crisp and tender leaves. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. 81.50. 

Stokes' Standard Head Lettuce. For summer or fall use or in frames in 
I the spring. Has a splendid large but- 

tery head and is tender and beautiful. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Kit). 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Stokes' Standard Qreen-fleshed Muskmelon. ^f ett a ed g °°L s! G ? d a 

sweet and luscious flavor, with a strong blight-resisting vine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
J^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Stokes' Standard Salmon-fleshed Muskmelon. ^rSe^ver^thfck 

and deliciously sweet meat, melting and sugary. Vine strong and blight-resisting. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Stokes' Standard Watermelon. F f ine dark s re fn fruits . w .ith flesh 

________ of a brilliant scarlet, very crisp and 

sugary. A splendid melon for home use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40c, lb. $1.25. 

Stokes Standard Golden Globe Onion. K%^^ n £in1ffrne- 

ter. Light golden yellow in color; mild and juicy. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^lb. 45 
cts., lb. $1.50. 

Stokes' Standard Silver Qlobe Onion, f^^^^gfc' *§[ 

grained, mild and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Globe Onion. gfigl 

white, close-grained, mild and tender and very hardy; a splendid keeper. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

Stnhfv' SinnrlnrA ^nrtlpn This is a beautiful curled and handsome plant 

Stores Zlanaara Parsley. of very compact growth Dark green in c F olor> 

and very attractive for garnishing. Pkt. 5 cts , oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. jfi. 
Stah>p<t' Standard Parvniti Produces large, handsome roots, heavy at the 

jio%es ^lanaara rarsnip. shoulder taperi ng smoothly to the tip. Of fine 

texture, cooking tender and sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., M\b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Early "Pea. Ve 7 large, fine pod, filled with eight to 

^ !________ _____Z ten large wrinkled marrow peas of delicious 

flavor. Vines grow 2 l A feet high. Pkt. 10 cts., Hpt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, 
pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., 4 qts. $1.50, pk. $3. 

Stokes' Standard Midsummer Pea. ° ne of the sweetest Peas known. 

i Vines 2 feet high ; pods 3 to 4 inches 

long and well filled with delicious peas, which are very tender. Pkt. 10 cts., Kpt. 20 
cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.35, pk. $2.50. 



form- 
ne- 





Stokes' Standard Carrot Stokes' Standard 

Early Pea 




Stokes' Standard Green-fleshed Muskmelon 



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WALTER P- STOKES 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 




Stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion 




Stokes' Standard Watermelon 




Stokes' Standard Parsley 




Stokes' Standard Early Tomato 



STOKES* STANDARDS, continued 

Sfnbps' Standard J ate Pen Very handsome main -crop sort; vine 20 

ptoses oianaara uaie rea. jnches high . sure cropper with large dark 

green pods. Pkt. 10 cts., Kpt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., 
4 qts. $1.35, pk. $2.50. 

Stohes' Standard Pettier A ,arge fruitir >g variety; very prolific and quite 
^mr^Ui ^luiiuutu 1 type/. gar , y Tbe flesh jg t]ijcfc tender> mild and sweet _ 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb $1.25, lb. $4 50. 

Stnhe%' 'Standard Pip Pumnhin* A beautiful Pumpkin of medium size, 
OW^eS Oianaara fie rumpryns. enormously prolific, golden yellow in 
color and finely netted on the outside. Unequaled for pies and a splendid keeper. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball Radish. ^^ r - a L ear,y JT" d br , i s ,lt , red 

^ : Radish, ready twenty days 

after sowing. Crisp, tender and mild in flavor. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., 
lb. 75 cts. 

Stokes' Standard White Ball Radish. J^~&„S£ 

Matures twenty-five to thirty days after sowing; sweet and tender. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Long White Radish, ^dTfoflf in ^wUf'to 

twenty-five days after planting. Slender in form and very attractive when bunched, 
crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J 4\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

StnJ?p<i' Standard Sftinarh Good eitner for spring or summer use, and is 
owr^es ^lanaara opinacn. perfectly hardy for fal , or winte r. Of a dark 

green color and has crumpled leaves. Tender and does not shoot to seed. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., %\b. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Summer Squash. ^'Kle'lS 

with scalloped edges. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., % lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Winter Squash. in shape dark green skin or 

, J. golden-yellow and very fine-grained. 

Fruits weigh from fifteen to twenty pounds each ; splendid keeper. Pkt. 5 cts . oz. 
15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1 .25. 

Stokes' Standard Early Tomato. A ver >" early Tomato that grows enor- 
y mously prolific, smooth and uniform, 

of a bright scarlet color, of very great solidity, and has a fine flavor. Pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 
40 cts., %\b. $1.25, lb. $4. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Tomato. a s ,ff a n S ioT 

grower and free from core. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %\b. 90 cts., lb. $3. 
Stnhf><t' Stnndnrd IVriiff Tiirnift Globe-shaped white - fleshed Turnip, 

Stores Standard VV nite 1 urmp. with uppe ^ haI{ of a reddish purp ^ e 

skin. Fine-grained, tender and sweet; an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
%\b., 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Rutabaga Turnip, l^/^^^t^ 



red 
rous 



Bulbs grow clean and smooth. Pkt. 5 cts 



10 cts., 'j. lb. 20 cts., lb. 60. cts. 



Read what Users of "Stokes' 
Last Year Say 



Standards' 



Mr. Ryerson IV. Jennings, The Marcello Farms, Mt. Pocono, Pa., writes June rs, 1909: 
"Instead of splitting up my seed order this year I gave it all to your house, and when I came to 
anything I was in doubt about /selected a 'Stokes' Standard.' I have not been aisafipointed 
in anything from Radish to Alfalfa, but my reason for writing this is to bear testimony to two 
things which have proven better than yon claim for them, i. e.. the ' Bonny fiest' t'omato, and 
the 'New Alderman' Pea. and you were nut a bit modest in your claims either; but tt suits are 
the things that count, and J have results away beyond my expectations." 

Edwin Winnie, of New York State writes: "/ just 7vant to say a word in regard to my 
Carrot crop [raised last year from ' itokes' Standard' seed. F> om a piece of ordinal \ ground, 
12 feet less than one-fourth of an acre. I sold 21 j bushels of frst-class cariots. They grew targe 
and perfect; the beauty of the crop was thev run so even. Different parties that saw them said 
they were the finest thev ever sa7v. 'Stokes' Standard' weighs heavier to the bushel than the 
Danvers; are a richer carrot ; fine for table use; there is no core in the center-; they keep fine. I 
have some on hand now as fresh as when dug." 



Wm. A 
bona fide, a 



Radmore. Connecticut . writes; " Your seeds, especially your 'Standards 
'id were of most excellent quality and flavor." 



were truly 



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|!l Stokes' Standard 


VEGETABLE £EEDS ^| 




> WdC GENERAL 




Z \3*L,K,Wz5 LIST 



In the following pages will be found, alphabetically arranged, a list of the cream of all the varieties of vegetable seeds, which, by ex- 
tended tests at Floracroft Trial Grounds, have proven themselves worthy. Many varieties that have been superseded by better ones of the 
same character have been stricken from the list. Please read the " Notes on Varieties" under some of the headings. In these I have en- 
deavored to indicate the varieties to use in case you do not find the names of some old 
sorts that you have been ordering, which have been stricken from the list on account 
of their being out of date. 



ARTICHOKE 

ultivated 



Large Green Globe. The best standard variety 
oz. 30 cts., &'lb. $i, lb. $3. 



for its heads. Pkt. 10 cts. 



ASPARAGUS 




Culture. — ^ow the seed thinly in rows i foot apart in April or May. Thin out the 
.■seedlings to 3 or 4 niches in the row, saving the strongest: 4 to 5 pounds of seen 1 re- 
quired per acre. Set out the one-year-old plants the following spring, as per directions 
for planting the roots given below. An Asparagus bed for family use is more quickly es- 
tablished by planting two-year-old roots, which should- be set out in the spring in a rich 
soil. Dig a trench 18 inches deep, in which put 8 to 10 inches of well-rotted manure. On 
this put 3 to 4 inches of good soil, and lay the roots 12 to 15 inches apart. Then fill up 
the trench with good soil, leaving the plants 4 to 6 inches below the surface. These rows 
ror the family garden should be made 5 feet apart and should be given a good top dress- 
ing of coarse manure, after the bed has been cut in the spring, and well forked in. The 
bed should not be cut until the third year after planting, so as to let the roots get fully 
established. 

One ounce of seed will sow 40 feet of row ; 7,260 roots will plant an acre 

Early Giant Argenteuil. CENU ' NE £™ CH CROW * SEE ,?- This 

- _ is the finest Pans Asparagus. The stalks grow 

to a mammoth size, as will be seen from the illustration. When well grown, some stalks 
weigh four ounces each The head is slightly pointed, and the scales with which it is 
covered are very closely set, overlapping one another. The flavor is superb. My seed 
is saved from the largest plantations near Paris. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 
cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 50 cts., in 10 lb. lots at 45 cts. per lb. Strong, 
one-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. Strong, two-year-old roots, $1.25 per ioo, 
I6.50 per i.oco. 

Early French Giant. ^ ne ear ' ,est ! large and prolific. This new sort is a great improvement on the popular Palmetto Aspara- 

— ' gus. It has proven itself to be ten days earlier than the Palmetto, of quite as large size, and superior in 

flavor and color. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %Va. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Two-year-old roots, $1.25 per 100, JS6 per 1,000. 

Donald's Elmira. Originated by Mr. A. Donald, a prominent market-gardener of Elmira, New York. Its delicate green color is notably 
different from either the Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth or Palmetto. Stalks tender and succulent; shoots mammoth in size, twelve stalks 
frequently weighing 3 to 4 pounds. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Two-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 

Palmetto. Although of southern origin, it is well adapted to the North, and it is extensively grown for the New York and Philadelphia 
markets, where it brings high prices, owing to its large size, beautiful color and regularity of stalk. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 
cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 40 cts., 5 lb. lots at 35 cts. per lb. Two-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 

Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth. One of the standard sorts, but unfortunately it has developed a tendency to rust in some sections, 
though in others it is no worse in this particular than other varieties. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid ; by 
express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lb. lots at 30 cts. per lb. Two-year-old roots, 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 

Donover's Colossal. The old standard original variety. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 
35 cts., 5 lb. lots at 30 cts. per lb. Two-year-old roots, 60 cts. per too, $4.50 per 1,000. 

New 1907 Style Acme Asparagus Bunchers 

As will be seen from the illustration, this Buncher has been greatly changed from its former style, and each 
Buncher is furnished with a knife guide, making all the bunches uniform in length. The catch works auto- 
matically and is sure. After filling the Buncher, the back falls back automatically, to allow the string or tape to 
be inserted while still in the clasp. Price complete, $1.50 each, $15 per doz. 

New Stvle Acme Buncher 
RED TAPE FOR TYING ASPARAGUS y 

This is a strong Red Tape of absolutely fast color and makes a very attractive tie. Price per spool, $2- 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS 

Brussels Sprouts are highly esteemed for cooking during the late fall and winter months. The sprouts 
resemble miniature cabbages, growing densely on the stalk of the plant, and are very tender and of as 
fine a flavor as cauliflower. 

Culture. — Sow in May, the same as cabbage or cauliflower, and transplant in July 1 foot apart in 
the rows, which should be iK to 2 feet apart. Let them remain until after frost. They are very hardy and 
will stand this way until severe freezing weather, when they can be taken up and buried the same as 
cabbage. 

Long Island Strain. The finest strain grown on Long Island for the New York market. Long Island 

grown seed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Improved Half -Dwarf, or Paris Market. A half-dwarf strain bearing sprouts growing closely on 
the stalk. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., \i\b. 50 cts., lb. $1-50. 

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Brussels Sprouts 



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BEANS 



Giant Green-Pod Stringless 
Valentine Beans 



Culture. — Early in the spring, after the ground is 
perfectly warm, the Beans should be sown in drills 2 
inches deep and 18 inches to 2 feet apart, dropping the 
Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe well in dry 
weather and plant every two weeks for a succession. 
1 quart will plant 100 feet ol drill, and 2 bushels will 
plant an acre 

BEANS, GREEN-PODDED BUSH 

Large, full-sized packages of any variety of Beans, 
IO cts. each by mail, postpaid. Half-pecks ana 
half-bushels at peck and bushel rates, 

"STOKES* STANDARD" GREEN-POD. See 

page 10. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express 
or freight qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.40, bus. $5.25. 

Giant Green-Pod Stringless Valentine. Earlier, 
more prolific, with pods one-third longer than Val- 
entine. Round, handsome, stringless pod. Pt. 25c, 
qt. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., 
pk. $1.40, bus. $5.25. _ 

Improved Extra-Early Red Valentine. Pt. 25c, 
qt. 40 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., 
pk. $1.25, bus. S4.50. 

Black Valentine. Very vigorous grower, making a 
a handsome Bean ; a good, profitable market sort. 
Pt. 25 cts.,' qt. 40cts., postpaid ; byexpressor freight, 
qt. 25 cts., pk. $1 25, bus. S4-75- 

Extra-Early Refugee. Two weeks earlier than the 
old Refugee. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid ; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25, bus. £4. 75. 

Late Refugee, or 1,000 to 1. Handsome round 
Bean, maturing for late market; hardy, productive. 
Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, 
qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25, bus. $4 75. 

Bountiful. A fine, flat-podded Bean that is the best of 
its class. Pt. 25 cts., qt 40 cts., postpaid ; by express 
or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25, bus. $4.75. 

Full Measure. Important Novelty, see page 2. 

BEANS, WAX-PODDED BUSH 

"STOKES' STANDARD" WAX-POD. Seepage 
10. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express or 
freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. $5.75. 
Round-Pod Kidney Wax. The most valuable wax 
Bean yet introduced. Strong grower, with long, 
round, handsome stringless pods, solid and full of 
meat, crisp, brittle and free from rust ; wonderfully 
early and productive. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. jSi.50, bus. $5.75. 
Pencil-Pod Black Wax. The finest black wax- 
podded Bean, with long, stringless, rich-looking pods. 
Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. Si. 40, bus. $5.25. 
Keeney's Rustless Golden Wax. Absolutely rust- 
less ; very valuable, particularly for canning. Pt. 25 
cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 
30 cts., pk. $1.40, bus. $5.25. 
Wardwell's Kidney Wax. Very popular ; long, 
broad, flat pods. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid ; by 
express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.40, bus. $5.25. 
Heavy yielder; attractive flat pod . 




Bound- Pod Kidney Wax Beans 

MAIL, POSTPAID EXPRESS OR FREIGHT 



Currie's Rust-proof Black Wax 

Hodson Wax Pod. Long, handsome wax pod, free from rust ; profitable on account of great vigor 25 

Stringless Refugee Wax. A very fine wax-podded Bean, enormously prolific; absolutely rustless 
Prolific Dwarf German Black Wax. An old standard sort. Round pod, tender and stringless.. 
Michigan White Wax. Important Novelty, see page 2 



BEANS, POLE OR RUNNING 



New Golden Cluster Wax. Large, rich golden yellow flat pods. Seeds white 

Lazy Wife's. Best and largest green-podded snap-short pole Bean, produced in large clusters 

White Crease Back, or Fat Horse. One of the earliest round pod 

Kentucky Wonder, or Old Homestead. Very long, round, straight pods; early 

Scarlet Runner. Very ornamental as a climber with bright scarlet pea-like flowers and red pods 

The Czar, or White Runner. The large white butter bean ; excellent for table Pkt. 10 cts. 

Painted Lady. Showy red and white blossoms, very pretty as a vine ; fine .... Pkt. 10 cts., 'Apt- 25 cts. 



BEANS, WHITE-SHELLING 



Royal Dwarf, or White Kidney. Very productive; fine for bal 
White Marrowfat. Well-known; extensively grown for winter 



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LIMA BEANS 



Culture. — All Lima Beans are very susceptible to rotting in cold, wet ground, and should not be planted until warm weather fairly 
sets in. One quart of Lima Beans will plant about 100 hills, allowing four to five beans to a hill ; 20 quarts will plant an acre in hills 4 by 4 
feet. Poles 8 to 10 feet long should be firmly set in the hill before planting the seed. Poles should be set 4 feet apart each way. 



Dwarf Bush Lima Beans 

Fordhook Bush Lima Beans 

The only stiffly erect bush form of the Potato Lima. 
Both pods and beans are twice the size of the 
Dreer's Bush Lima. 

Fordhook Bush Lima is altogether unique, and has 
a stiffly erect habit, branching freely, but with all the 
branches held upright. It has an ideal bush growth, 
which is strikingly different from the low spreading 
growth of the Dreer's Bush Lima. Fordhook Bush 
Lima bears tremendous crops; the beans are ready for 
use fully three weeks earlier than any other of the pole 
lima varieties. The plump, well-filled pods are twice 
as large as those of the Dreer's Bush, while the beans 
are also twice the size: the pods measuring 4 to 5 
inches in length, containing four to five large beans. 
Pkt. 15 cts., 54 pt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., by mail postpaid ; 
by express, pt. 30 cts., qt. 45 cts., 4 qts. $1.35, pk. $2.50, 
Kbus. 85, bus. $9. 

New Wonder Bnsh. Largest in size and best of all. 
The New Wonder is the earliest, dwarfest and most 
prolific of the whole class of Bush Limas. A decided 
improvement on the original type of Burpee's Bush 
Lima, being larger in size, more hardy and prolific. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt 50 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7.50. 

Dreer's Bush. Possesses all the good qualities 
of the Dreer's Improved or Challenger Pole Lima, 
growing vigorously about 2 feet high and showing no 
disposition whatever to run. It produces pods in 
great abundance. The beans grow close together, 
four and sometimes five in a pod, and are thick, 
sweet and succulent. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 
cts., postpaid ; bv express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. 
Si. 85, bus. $7. 

Burpee's Bnsh. The true bush form of the old 
large Lima Pole Bean, and most popular of the 
class. It grows vigorously to a height of 20 inches. 
Pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, 
qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7.25. 

Wood's Prolific Bnsh. An Improved Henderson 
Bush Lima. Earlier than the Burpee's Bush Lima, but 
somewhat smaller in size of bean. Makes a larger 
growth than others ; stems are loaded down with 
beans in great clusters. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., 
pk. Si. 80, bus. S6-75- 

Henderson's Bush. Size of the small Southern 
or Sieva Lima. Enormously productive. Pt. 25 cts.. 
qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts 
bus. S6 50. 




Fordhook Bush Lima Bean 



pk. $1. 



Pole Lima Beans 

Stokes' Standard Pole Lima. See page 10. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35c; 
by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., pk. §2.25. 

Early Leviathan. In this new Bean we have one that is earlier 
than any other variety of Lima Bean, of unsurpassed quality and 
with pods of immense size. The pods grow in large clusters and 
are always well filled with most delicious beans of a beautiful 
green color. This will be found the best Bean for those who want 
Limas, and owing to their location have only a short season to 
mature them. Pkt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid; by ex- 
press, qt. 35 cts., pk. S2-io, bus. $&. 

Siebert's Early. This new variety is one of the very earliest. The 
vine is very vigorous and productive Pods are large, but thin, 
and can be more easily opened than those of other varieties. The 
green beans are very large, handsome and of the best qualitv. In 
earliness, ease of shelling, size, beauty and quality of the green 
beans, this variety is superior, and is now recognized as one of the 
best for either the garden or market. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 35c, pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 



Pole Lima Beans, continued 

Jersey Extra-Early. The pods are large and num- 
erous, invariably having from four to five beans in 
each. These Beans appear in Philadelphia markets 
nearly two weeks ahead of ordinary Limas, selling 
at from S3 to S4 per bushel of pods, and, previous 10 
the introduction of Siebert's Early, were considered 
the earliest. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., post- 
paid; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. S1.85, 
bus S6-75- 

Stokes' Evergreen. The Stokes' Evergreen not 
only holds the full size and great productiveness of 
the Salem Mammoth, but has the remarkable addi- 
tional quality of holding in all stages of growth, and 
even when dry and shelled, the deep green color of 
the unripe .state, giving the appearance of beans 
fresh from the vine when cooked. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
35 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid; by express, qt. 40 cts., 
pk. S2-5°- 

King of the Garden. More prolific than the ordi- 
nary Lima, bearing pods 5 to 6 inches long in clus- 
ters of four and five, with five to six beans in a pod. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $6.75. 
Salem Improved. A selection from the large Lima 
Bean, of extraordinary size and deep green color. 
Pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by freight or ex- 
press, qt. 40 cts , pk. S2 50. 
Large White (Extra Selected Size). The well-known 
favorite. Our strain is fine. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., 
postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. Si -75, 
bus. S6.50. 

Dreer's Improved Challenger, or Potato. When 
green, is as large as the Large Lima. Thicker, 
sweeter and more tender and nutritious, remaining 
green in the pod for a long time after maturing. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 

Shotwell's Improved Thick Pole 
Lima Bean 

Originated by one of the best and most experienced 
growers of northern New Jersey. It is of the thick or 
potato Lima class, but will be found a decided im- 
provement on the Dreer's Improved Pole Lima or any 
other Bean of its class in earliness, productiveness and 
fine quality. All claims made for it have been fully 
substantiated by hundreds of our customers who 
tried it in past seasons, and we regret we have not 
room here to publish the many strong recommenda- 
tions received from them. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 50 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7 75. 

Ford's Mammoth-Podded Pole Lima 

This Lima Bean is the result of over twenty years' selection by 
the late James Ford, who was one of the oldest market-gardeners 
around Philadelphia. The pods grow to an average length of 8 
inches, are produced in great clusters, with from five to seven beans 
per pod, of most excellent quality for using either green or dry. 
The vines grow vigorously, setting the beans early at the bottom 
of the pole, and continue in bearing right up to frost. Ford's Mam- 
moth-podded is, without exception, the largest-podded, finest-flav- 
ored and most productive of all Lima Beans. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., 
qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, 
bus. $7.25. 

Miss Mary L. Whitman, West Hartford, Conn., writes November 19, 1909: 

" I was very successful with your ' Stokes' Standards.' Even after Novem- 
ber 1 the tomatoes from the 'Stokes' Standard' Main Crop aie still in fine con- 
dition, solid and fine flavored. They were very satisfactory all summer, as 
were the 'Bonny Best' Earlies, and produced quantities of I he best fruit. 
' Stokes' Standard ' Beets were early and very fine ; the same excellent quality 
was found in 'Stokes' Standard' Sugar Corn, Bush Beans, Salmon-fleshed 
Muskmelon, Cucumber and others. It is surely of great advantage to be so 
sure of getting the best of each kind of vegetable. 



15 



WALTER P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 




Stokes* Eclipse Beet. 



GARDEN BEETS 

Culture. — Sow as earl)- in the spring as the ground can be 
worked (one ounce will sow 60 feet of drill, five pounds will sow an 
acre), in drills 1 foot to 15 inches apart; and when the seed is well 
up thin them out from 4 to 6 inches apart. Sow every two weeks for 
a succession up to the first of Jul}-. 

Crosb y's Improved Egyptian. This is th « m , ost 

- — important Market 

Stokes' Special Strain Gardeners' and 

household Beet that is offered in the entire list. I sell four times as 
much "Crosby's Egyptian" Beet as any other one kind. The stock 
I offer is .the very finest that can be obtained; absolutely true and 
uniform to type, as shown in the illustration on this page. It is very 
early, beautiful, uniform shape, good size, fiat rather than round, 
with dark red skin and flesh. It is also very largely used for forcing 
in hotbeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, 5 lbs. by 
express, 85 cts. per lb. 

This is one of the largely used 
popular Beets, and I offer a very 
fine strain of it for which I have a great reputation among the Phila- 
delphia Market Gardeners. It has round, globe-shaped, smooth, 
blood-red roots, with small tops, and is a great favorite on account 
of its shape, its tenderness, and juicy fruit. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., 5-lb. lots by express, 70 cts. per lb. 

Early Model Red Globe Beet. SJ s e d Sl s n ™ 

markable for its uniform shape, of very deep colored flesh and has 
a fine sweet flavor. It has a small leaf, green in color, ribbed crim- 
son, and a very small tap-root. The bulbs develop quickly and can 
be sold when very voung. They are smooth and free from small root- 
lets. Both skin and flesh are of an unusually deep rich blood-crim- 
son color, retaining this color when cooked, making them valuable 
for canning and pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 
80 cts., by mail, postpaid; by express, 70 cts., 5 lbs. $3.25. 

T „ „ • -., ' c,, ir »«-».'k'» Mr. Wm. Lanier, one of Philadel- 
Juamer S OUperPa. phia's oldest and best-known market- 
gardeners, for many years supplied its market with the handsomest 
and most salable beets to be had. He was a careful grower, and by 
careful selection improved the style and shape until he had them as 
nearly perfect as Beets could be made. It is a semi-half-long sort, of 
a beautiful bell-shape ; dark red color and tender quality. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 25 cts., lb. So cts.; 5-lb. lots, by express, 
65 cts. per lb. 

t» •k. 8+i'nunTi This is a finely bred variety for summer 
" arK atlnson. market. The roots average 2 J A inches in 
diameter, with richly colored leaves only five inches in length. 
Beets are smooth and regular in form, with small tap-root. Flesh is 
fine grained, free from any woodiness, even when full}- grown, and is 
of dark red coloring. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

Stokes' Fireball Beet. ^t^JTJ; ttTdK 

earlier than Crosby's Egyptian; very tiny tap-root, making it desir- 
able for early forcing in frames. Flesh is solid, intense bright red 
all through. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

t-| + -j. -pv „ t> j A fine globe-shaped; rich dark flesh 
■UetroiT jjagg Jtea. and skin _ Very popu i ar w ith canners 

and as a market variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 A\b. 20 cts., lb. 70c. 





Lanier's Superba Beet 



Crosby's Improved Egyptian Beet 



x> t TIti1^»<»+ ^ s more nearly globe-shaped than Lanier's 
JtUPy A/Uicet. Superba; is not quite so early, but in every 
other respect is a handsome market sort; small top, small tap-root; 
skin and flesh deep, rich purplish crimson; fine-grained, sweet and 
tender in all stages of growth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 30 cts., 
lb. 80 cts., 5-lb. lots, by express, 65 cts. per lb. 

Select List of Best Garden Beets 

All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. per packet. 
If ordered sent by express, deduct IO cts. per lb. 

Stokes' Standard Early. See page 10. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Stokes' Standard Main-Crop. See page 10. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. ice, 

%lb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
New Columbia, or Carter's Excelsior. Round, smooth, deep 

red flesh. Oz. 10 cts., %lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Ford's Perfected Half-Long. Handsome, half-long, pointed 

shape; color rich, dark red; very early. Oz. 10c, %lb. 20c, lb. 65c. 
Extra-Early Egyptian. A standard early sort, with small top. 

Oz. 10 cts., Hlb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Lentz Extra-Early Blood Turnip. A favorite market gardeners' 

Beet around Philadelphia. Wry early and sweet; ringed red and 

white. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts.; 5-lb. lots, by express, 

45 cts. per lb. 

Edmand's Extra-Early Red Turnip. Round in shape, very 
sweet and tender; skin and flesh deep blood-red. Extra-early. 
Oz. 10 cts., Jflb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Bastian's Early Blood Turnip. A very early and popular sort, 
with a small top. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Early Bassano. Very sweet, light-colored flesh: fine turnip- 
shaped. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Bastian's Half-Long. Fine half-long fleet; dark red color; ex- 
cellent keeper; half-long, smooth, blood-red; and excellent half- 
long, late sort. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Long Smooth Blood. Large, long, very late; blood-red. Oz. 10 cts., 
%\b. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 

Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet. Is grown for its broad, white- 
leaved stalks, which are bunched and cooked in the same manner 
as asparagus, making a delicious summer vegetable. Oz. 10 cts., 
lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Swiss Chard, Giant Lucullus. See novelty page 1. 



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New "Giant of Battles' 



MANGEL-WURZEL AND SUGAR BEETS 

I strongly recommend the Mangels and Sugar-Beets for feeding to cattle, sheep and swine. The roots grow 
to very large size, make a much heavier yield than turnips, and are more nutritious and fattening for food dur- 
ing the winter, largely increasing the yield of milk in cows. They can be grown at trifling cost. 

Culture. — All Mangels require a deep soil, so put a subsoil at least a foot to 18 inches deep and apply 
plenty of rich stable manure. Sow (five to eight pounds to the acre) in rows 18 inches to 2 feet apart, 
and thin to 8 inches in the row. As soon as frost occurs, dig the crop, and if wanted for gradual con- 
sumption during the winter, they should be heaped to a height of 5 or 6 feet on a dry, sloping situation. 
As the weather gets colder, cover with salt hay or corn-stalks, and afterward sufficient soil to protect 
from freezing weather. By this gradual process of covering all danger of heating is obviated. 

Mangel-wurzel Beet. V^^S^oS 

for its high percentage of succulent feeding matter, but aho for its phenomenal yield of tons per acre 
As shown by the cut, they grow cylindrical in shape, with red flesh, and grow largely out of the ground 
above the surface of the soil, so that they are easily harvested, and their shave prevents their being 
broken in handling. Crops as high as 40 to 60 tons to the acre are not unusual, with single roots fre- 
quently weighing 20 to 30 pound each. Pki. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J< lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid ; by 
freight or express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. (sufficient for one acre) $2, 25-lb. lots and over at 35 cts. per pound. 

The Chirk Castle Mangel-Wurzel Beet. ^S^SS^ 6 ^ S 

shoulders, its diameter being greater and its weight much heavier than the Mammoth Long Red. Flesh 
is deep red, containing less water and more sugar than many other Mangels, making it more nutritious 
and milk-producing. Sheep a'so thrive better when fed on it. picking out pieces of it in preference to 
other kinds. It was originated in Scotland, where it has been known to produce 60 tons to the acre. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid ; by freight or express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. (enough 
for 1 acre) $2.25, 10 lbs. and over at 40 cts. per lb. 

Golden Tankard Mangel. 

roots are of large diameter, tapering quickly at the bottom, which 
is quite broad, with only a small tap-root. It grows largely above 
the soil and is easily harvested. It yields an enormous bulk on 
good land, and can be grown closely in rows. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., ^lb. 20 cts., lb 50 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, 
not prepaid, lb. 40 cts., 5 lbs. (enough for one acre) $1.7.5. 

Mammoth Long Red Mangel. Sometimes called Jumbo. Norbitan, Giant 
and Colossal. Extensively grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 10 cts. M lb 15c, 
lb. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1-50. 
Golden Giant Intermediate (Yellow Leviathan Mangel). Grows more 
than half above ground ; flesh white, firm, sweet. Oz. 10 cts., H\b. 15 cts., 
lb. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1.50. 
Champion Yeliow Orange, or Globe. Heavy cropper; succeeds on light land. Oz. tocts., l{]b. 

15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1.50. 
Giant Half Sugar Rose. A cross of the Mammoth Red Mangel and Improved Sugar-Beet, contain- 
ing more sugar than other Mangels; roots large, long and smooth, and of a beautiful light rose 
tint ; fine quality and a heavy cropper. Oz. 10 cts., ^lb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express, 
lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1.50. 

Vilmorin's Improved White Sugar-Beet. Very rich in sugar. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., 
postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1.50. 

CORN SALAD, or FETTICUS 

One ounce will sow 18 square feet, and 6 pounds will sow one acre 

Broad-leaved (Large-seeded). A delicious salad, used during the winter and spring months as a 
substitute for lettuce, and is also cooked and used like spinach. Sow in spring in drills one foot 
apart. It will mature in six weeks. For early spring use, sow in September and winter over like 
spinach. Postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 55 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. and over, 
45 cts. per lb. 



"Giant of Bat 
ties" Mangel 

( Tons Per Acre 
Mangel ) 



CRESS 



One ounce will sow about 15 square feet 

Extra-Curled (Pepper Grass). Fine flavor ; will cut several times. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., !^lb. 15c, 
lb. 45 cts. 

True Water Cress. A well-known aquatic plant, with oval leaves, making a delicious and appetiz- 
ing salad. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Upland Cress. Perennial, grown same as spinach ; flavor resembling water-cress. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 



CHICORY 



The roots are dug in the fall, dried, cut in thin slices, roasted and ground; are used largely as a 
substitute for coffee. 

Large-rooted, or Coffee. The Chicorv of commerce; the best. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., yi\b. 20 cts., 
lb. 65 cts. 

Whitloof. (Novelty.) See page 2. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., #lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 




COLLARDS (COLEwort) 



Collards are largely used as "greens" in some parts of the country, especially South 
a form of cabbage, bearing new leaves as the old ones are pulled off. 
Georgia. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

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They are 




High-Bred American-Grown Cabbage Seed 

No vegetable is of greater importance to the market-gardener than the Cabbage, and to many growers the success or failure of this crop 
means gain or loss for the year. Cabbage seed, therefore, is the last seed in the list to buy because it is cheap. Much of the seed sold at a 
low price is imported from England, where, owing to their climate, it produces large quantities of seed; but it is practically worthless (except 
a few early varieties) in America. I exercise exceptional care in growing and selecting my Cabbage seed. It is all high-bred American- 
grown, except such varieties as should be grown abroad to get the best results, such as the Danish Ball Head. 

Culture. — For the early supply, seed may be sown in September and the plants wintered over in coldframes, or seed started in hot- 
beds or coldframes early in the spring. For the fall crop, the seed should be sown early in June and the young plants transplanted to the 
rows during the latter part of July. In planting, be sure to set the young plants down to the first leaves. If it is desirable to economize 
space, lettuce or radish may be. sown between the rows, as they will be out of the way before the Cabbage needs the room. 

One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of drill; 2 ounces sown thinly should provide plants enough for 1 acre 



Stokes* Quick Cash. 



Stokes' Earliest. ™* earliest 

and hardest 

heading of all first-early Cabbages. For 

over twenty years this splendid Cabbage 
has been a leader. It has steadily grown 
in favor and is today the standby of 
many of my best friends. It is ten days 
earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield, and 
is unsurpassed in fine quality, great 
beauty and vigor of growth. With it you 
can command the early market in your 
neighborhood. The heads are slightly 
conical, large, solid and remarkably uni- 
form. Pkt. io cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Selected Early 
Jersey Wakefield. Whi i e 

— this sort 

is not so early as Stokes' Earliest, it will 
be found to be the very best conical- 
headed sort to come in immediately after 
it. It heads up remarkably hard and 
solid, with but few outside leaves, which 
are unusually thick and heavy, enabling 
it to stand cold weather without injur}- 
when carried through the winter either 
in the open ground in the South or in 
coldframes in the North. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., ^lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

In mai - 
lt e t s 

where a flat head is preferred to a pointed 
Cabbage, the Quick Cash will fill the bill. 
It is fully as early as the Early Jersey Wakefield, and grows to a 
good size for so early a sort. The stem is short, heads very solid, 
with a few outer leaves. It has the peculiarity of heading firmly 
at a very early stage of growth, so that a Cabbage of the finest 
eating and market quality can be obtained long before it has reached 
its maturity. Owing to the few outer leaves, they can be set close, so 
that the yield is very large. Pkt. 10c, oz. 30c, Klb. 75c, lb. $2.75. 

Stokes' Special All- 
Head Early. 1 hav « a 

s — special 1 y 

selected strain of Long Island- 
grown All-Head Early Cab- 
bage which is one of the best 
quite early Cabbages on the 
list. The deep, flat heads are 
remarkably solid and very uni- 
form in color, form and size. 
The heads are quite free from 
spreading leaves, which ena- 
bles them to be planted close 
together, and the rows closer 
together than almost any other 
Cabbage of this class. Pkt. io 
cts., oz. 25 cts., #lb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 

Nokor Cabbage. 

Important novelty. See de- 
scription, page 4- Medium- 
early variety and very solid, 
the flesh is white with abso- 
lutely No Core (Nokor). Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %lb. 85 cts., 
lb. S3- 




Stokes' Selected Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage 




Stokes' Special All- Head Early Cabbage 
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Market-Gardeners' No. 2. 

A large flat-headed Cabbage, coming 
in shortly after the Wakefield. This is a 
most excellent Cabbage, for which we 
have had a very heavy demand for years. 
It is one of the earliest large Cabbages 
on the list ; very compact, hardy, and 
answers an excellent purpose either for 
summer or winter use. It is fully a week 
earlier than the Early Summer. Pkt. ioc. 
oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

STOKES' STANDARD EARLY 

(See page 10). Pkt. io cts., oz. 25 cts., 
&lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

STOKES' STANDARD SUMMER 
AND FALL (see page 10). Pkt. ioc, 
oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

STOKES' STANDARD LATE (see 
page 10). Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 
75 cts., lb. $2. 

Ideal Early and Summer 
Cabbages 

Large packets of the following varie- 
ties, 10 cts. each, except where 
noted. 

Early Spring. A round, flat-headed 
Cabbage, as early as Jersey Wakefield. 
Oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Charleston, or Large Wakefield. About a week later than Jer- 
sey Wakefield. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Early Winnigstadt. (Grown from Prussian Prize Stock. ) Those 
intending to plant this variety will find my strain superior in 
earliness, size and solidity. A popular Cabbage. Oz. 20 cts., 
Klb. 60 cts , lb. $2. 
Early Winnigstadt. Best imported seed as generally sold br- 
others. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
54 lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Early Flat Dntch. I offer a 
remarkably fine strain ; a 
sure solid - header. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.75. 
Henderson's Early Sum- 
mer. A most popular and 
superior second-early sort. 
Pkt. 5 cts . oz. 20 cts., lb. 
60 cts., lb. $2. 

All Seasons (Vandergaw). 
One of the finest, growing to 
a large size quickly. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., J41b. 60 cts., 
lb. $2. 

Henderson's Succession. 

An excellent second-early; 
on style of All Seasons. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., lb. 60 
cts., lb. $2. 

Fottler's Improved Bruns- 
wick. Large, solid heads; 
fine for early or late. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.50. 



^XpKE^g ^Standarp SeedITI vegetable ^eeds 



Danish Ball-Head Cabbage 

BRINGS THE HIGHEST PRICE PER TON IN CAR-LOTS 

The Danish Cabbages are growing more and more popular every year. This is because of their sterling 
merit. They seem to adapt themselves to all soils and conditions, and produce more tons per acre than almost 
any other Cabbage known. 

The " Danish Ball-Head" Cabbage is a sure header of great solidity and weight; are splendid keepers 
and sell on any market. They are medium to late in maturing, and are generally grown as a late winter 
crop. Every plant is sure to make a head, heads being round, hard and very heavy, though not extra large, 
and on this account can be grown in close quarters. It excels in keeping qualities, coming out of the pits in 
March or April, as fresh as when first put in, with absolutely no waste. 

Ihe seed I offer comes from the finest sources of supply in Denmark, and is of the very highest grade. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. $i, lb. $3.50, postpaid; by express, 5-lb. lots at S3. 25 per lb. 

Danish Round-Head. An earlier short- stemmed type of the famous Danish Ball-Head. This new 

type has very round, solid, heavy heads on short, thick stalks, and is 

less liable to be bent over by storms than taller varieties. The heads average larger in size than those of the 
Ball-Head type, and are heavier in weight than heads of even larger size of the best American varieties. The 
interior leaves are bleached to the purest whiteness. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts , Klb. Si. 10, lb. $4. 

Louderback's All-the- Year-Round. , T his Cabbage, originated by Daniel Louderback, 

— — — — — — — — ■— — — — — — — —— — has for many years been the standard early round- 
headed Cabbage with Philadelphia gardeners, who prefer it to Early Summer and similar sorts, the origina- 
tor frequently getting as high as $10 per pound for his seed. It is not only the finest early Drumhead in cul- 
tivation, but is equally good for second and third early, intermediate and late. Heading large, compact and 
solid, at all seasons. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Xlb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

New Volffa. ^ magnificent Cabbage for southern planters for early spring market, and for northern 
— — - planters for early fall market. The plants are of very low growth with spreading saucer- 
like outer leaves, which shade the roots very effectively. It is very rapid in its growth, but it is a long time 
after maturity before it bursts. The heads are very deep thr< "gh and smoothly round at the top. They are 
exceedingly hardy and solid and very heavy. Light grayish green color and 10 to 12 inches in diameter, and 
are very attractive in every way. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 




This 
is my 




Danish. Ball-Head Cabbage 



Danish. Bound-Head Cabbage 



Large Late Drumhead. Old favorite winter sort; valuable for 
main crop. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., 
lb. Si. 50. 

Premium Flat Dutch. Largely grown for main crop; a favorite 
for winter market. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., !» lb. 
50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

Hard Heading Savoy. A fine American-grown strain of beauti- 
ful!}' crumpled and wrinkled Savoy type. Heads are large, solid 
and tender. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., H\b. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 

Perfection Drumhead Savoy. Large, loose heads, nearly round ; 
fine quality. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts., 
lb. $2.25. 

Improved Red Dutch Erfurt. Very hard head ; deep blood- 
color ; for pickling. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., M lb. 
60 cts., lb. $2. 

Mammoth Red Rock. Largest, hardest-heading and best red 
Cabbage. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., 
lb. $2. 

Mr. I. S. Petrie, of New York State, writes, April 27, 1910 : 
" Wish to inform you that I had the finest crop of Cabbage last season that 

I ever rai ed in my life, and have grown Cabbage for the last fifteen years ; 

almost every plant proved to be a first-class Cabbage. The seed which this 

crop was raised from was seed I purchased from you last year. Thank you 

for your honest seeds and prompt dealings." 

Mrs. E. J. Hill, of Iowa, writes: 
" I found the 'Nokor ' Cabbage, the seed of which I bought from you, to be 

a fine fall Cabbage. The ' Bonny Best' Tomato was fine, best I ever raised." 



Matchless Late Flat Dutch. 

matchless strain of Late Flat Dutch Cabbage and is un- 
excelled in producing uniform, handsome, very large, 
solid compact heads. They are of extra-strong growth 
and in good soil will produce heads of enormous size. 
They are also splendid keepers, and for late winter use there is no better. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 25. 

Stokes' Wormproof Hardiana. An important novelty, see page 4, 
Enkhuizen Glory. An important novelty, see page 4. 

AN IDEAL LIST OF STANDARD LATE OR 
WINTER CABBAGE 

Surehead. (Original seed.) Strong, vigorous; very uniform; large and solid. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Mlb. 50 cts., lb. Si-75- 
Rockhead Winter. Large, perfect shape, sure header and long keeper. By mail, 

postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Hollander, or German Export. Heads solid; medium size; white; very distinct. 

By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
Short-Stem Drumhead. Surpasses the old Late Drumhead, ripening earlier. 
By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., M^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 




Matchless Late Flat Dutch Cabbage 



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WALTER P. STOKES 


219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 


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CAULIFLOWER 

Cauliflower is the highest-priced vegetable seed on the entire list, but my 
customers can depend upon the seed listed below as being the very best. 

Culture. — The treatment of Cauliflower is very similar to that of Cabbage. 
For spring crops the seed should be sown in hotbeds early in February trans- 
planting the young plants to the garden early in April. For the main or fall 
crop, seed should be sown about June and the young plants set out the lat- 
ter part of July. 

One ounce -will produce about 1,500 plants and sow about 40 square feet. One- 
hall ounces and one-half pounds furnished at ounce and pound rates. 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page to. Pkt. 25c, ^oz. $1.65, oz. $3, Klb. Sn. 

Earlv Alabaster. Th' s is not only one of the earliest and quickest 

— * growing Cauliflowers, but it grows to a very large 

size and is handsome in every way. It is of very dwarf, erect habit, with short 
outer leaves. It is a sure header, every plant forming a large, solid, perfect 
head of the finest quality. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. $1, Jioz. $1.65, oz. $3, %\h. $10. 

Danish Drv W^eatllfir. ^ ' s a well-known fact that Cauliflower 

— * thrives best near water. Thismakes Long 

Island and the Puget Sound country the greatest Cauliflower-growing sec- 
tions in the United States, but in the Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower we 
have a strain that is particularly adapted for growing away from water, and 
will succeed where others will fail. On this account it makes fine, large, solid 
heads, weighing from 3 to 8 pounds. This Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower 
can even be grown in such dry-weather states as Arizona, where the Agricul- 
tural Experiment Station, in its Bulletin No. 35, speaks very highly of it. Pkt. 
2.5 cts., 5 pkts. Si, Moz. $1.65, oz. $3, ^lb $10. 

Gilt-Edge Early Snowball. Extra-fine stock. For forcing under glass dur- 
ing winter and early spring, or for planting later in the open ground, no stock 
of Snowball can surpass it, and no Cauliflower ever grown is more satisfac- 
tory. Pkt. 20 cts., Hoz. Si. 25, oz. S2.25, !^lb. $7. 
Extra-Early Dwarf Erfurt (Extra Selected). For forcing or open ground. 

Pkt. 15 cts., Koz. $1.25, oz. $2, y 4 \b. $j. 
Extra-Early Paris. Heads of medium size; first-class, sure header. Pkt. 10 cts., *Aoz. 45c, oz. 75 cts., &lb. $2. 
Lenormand Short-Stem. Has very large heads; white, firm and late Pkt. 10 cts., ^oz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts", Jflb. 

Large Algiers. Market-gardeners' popular late sort. Pkt. 10 cts., ^oz 45c, oz. 
Veitch's Autumn Giant. Very large and late Pkt. 10 cts., l Aoz. 30 cts., oz. 50 




Early Alabaster Cauliflower 




75 cts., $»lb. S2. 
cts., #lb. Si 50. 



CARROTS 



Aubicon Carrot 



Culture.— For early Carrots for table use, sow as early as. the ground can be worked ; for 
late crop, until the latter part of July ; early in August for a "winter crop. For the main crop, sow 
from the middle of May to the first of July. Thin out in the row from 5 to 6 inches apait, with 
rows 12 to 14 inches apart. Hoe often and deeply between the rows. Light, sandy loam, richly 
manured, is the best soil. 

One ounce will sow about 126 feet of drill; 4 pounds will sow t.n ueie 

All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. per pkt., postpaid. Deduct 10 cts. 

per lb. from prices if ordered sent by frei & ht or express, when express price is not given. 
STOKES' STANDARD. See page 10. Oz. 10 cts., % lb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts., bv mail, postpaid. 
Rubicon Half-Long Orange. The best and most popular half-long Carrot. Earlier than 

Dan vers, heavier and thicker at the shoulders, making it more productive ; the leaves are also 

shorter and finer. A wonderfully heavy cropper, producing from 30 to 40 tons to the acre un- 
der good culture. Oz. 10 cts , !i lb. 30 cts., lb. Si, by mail, postpaid ; bv express, 5 lbs. 54.25. 
Improved Danvers ( Improved American Strain ). Top small ; color rich orange ; shape hand 

some and smooth; superior quality; valuable also to grow for feeding stock, being well 

adapted to all soils. Oz. 10c, K'b. 30c, lb. 90c, by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. forfe.75, t>v express. 
Nichols' Long Orange. Much earlier than the old Long Orange, with shorter top; color 

deep golden orange when young, shading to a deep orange-red when fully grown. Perfectly 

smooth and grows without neck. Oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 25 cts., lb. So cts., by maiT, postpaid ; 5 lbs. 

and over 65 cts. per lb., by freight or express. 
Earliest Short Horn, or French Forcing. The earliest small round forcing Carrot. Oz. 

10 cts.. %lb 30 cts., lb. Si, postpaid. 
Early Scarlet Horn (Short Horn). Old standard and favorite early sort Oz. io cts.. Klb. 

25 cts., lb. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Oxheart, Guerande. Earl v. short, thick, very smooth and handsome. Oz. 10 cts , %lb. 20c., 

lb. 70 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Early Half-Long Scarlet, Pointed. Very productive and handsome ; fine quality. Oz. 10c, 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid 
New French Market. 1 French Seed. ) 1 ne deep orange color ; beautiful, smooth, distinct. 

half-long shape, free from core Heavy cropper and a great keeper. Oz. 10 cts.. Jilb. 30 cts.. 

lb. 90 cts., by mail, postpaid ; bv express, 5 lbs. S3-75- 
Chantenay I Stump-rooted). Similar to the old French Nantes Carrot. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 30c, 

lb. 90 cts., by mail, postpaid : by express. 5 lbs $3.75. 
Saint Vallery, or Intermediate Red. Rich red color; late, thick and smooth. Oz. 10 cts., 

^lb. 2,s cts., lb. 85 cts , by mail, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $3-50. 
Long Orange (Improved). Well-known standard sort. Oz. 10 cts., Jflb. 25 cts.. lb. 75 cts., by 

mail, postpaid ; ,s lbs. S3, by express. 
Long White Belgian. For cattle feeding ; very productive and large. Oz. 10 cts., \i\b. 20c, 

lb. 60 cts.. by mail, postpaid. 
Large Yellow Belgian. Different from above in color ; a fine late keeper. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 

20 cts., lb. 70 cts., by mail, postpaid. 

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XQKjE§ ^STANDARjD &EED§J}1 VEGETABLE ,§EEDS 



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CELERY 



Culture. — Sow the seed in a coldframe or dry border as early as the ground can be worked, in drills 8 to 10 inches apart, covering 
the seed M inch deep. When fairly out of the seed-leaf, they may be transplanted to another bed or else thinned out to 5 or 6 inches apart, 
and let them grow until wanted for transplanting out into the beds or trenches. Early in July in the North, or a month or six weeks later 
in the South, is the proper time to set out the plants in the trenches. The trenches should be shallow, and wide enough to hold one or two 
rows. These rows should be 1 foot apart and the plants set about 8 inches apart in the row. As the plants grow, they should be earthed 
up to blanch them, care being taken not to let the earth get into the heart of the plant. For keeping over the winter, they can be either 
banked up with earth and covered over with litter to protect from frost where they have grown, placing boards on top to keep out the rain; 
or they may be taken up and blanched in a box in the cellar for winter use. 

One ounce of seed will produce about 2.500 plants 




Field of Golden Self-blanching Celery at farm of A. P. Seabrook, Esq., of New Jersey, showing the Skinner system of overhead ir- 
rigation, and the method of blanching by the use of '"Celery Paper." It is easy, clean and effective. Celery Paper comes in 
rolls, 3 feet wide, at 70 cents per roll of 500 square feet, 10 rolls for S6.50, $30 per ton. 

Stokes' Paris Golddl Self-blanchlllff. * se '^ on 'y French-grown seed of this most valuable of all Celeries, for either 

— — — — — — — — — the amateur or market gardener. All other strains have proven pithy and 

unreliable, so that I do not sell any American-grown seed of this variety at all. Unfortunately the French crop this year is a very short 
one indeed, owing to the severe floods they had in the early spring of last year, so that the price is necessarily higher this year than usual. 
In this original French strain great care and attention is given each year to the selection of the rich golden, solid type, and my Stokes' 
" Paris Golden Self-blanching" is, I believe, the very finest type of this Celery that is offered in the trade. It is very early, entirely self- 
blanching, with large, beautiful, golden yellow hearts; very crisp, solid and nutty. Price, pkt. 10 cts., *Aoz. 60 cts., 02. $1, z A\b. $3, lb. $10. 
Stokes' "Winter Queen. ^he most popular as a late keeper. Since our introduction of this very valuable new Celery, it has 

become the most popular of all as a late winter keeper, frequently being seen and and selling at 

high prices in the month of May, after all other Celeries are done. It is, without doubt, the most valuable variety of Celery for winter and 
spring use ever introduced. It is also much stouter, thicker and heavier, with double the amount of heart of other sorts. Ribs perfectly 
solid, crisp and of delicious nutty flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

THE BEST OF THE STANDARD CELERIES 

Large packets IO cts. each, except where noted Oz. 
Stokes' Standard Early Self-blanching. Seepage 11 $1 00 



See page 4 pkt. 10 cts., Moz. 25 cts. . . 



Stokes' Standard Winter. See page 11 
Stokes' " Nof ault " Giant Self-blanching (Novelty) 

Silver Self-blanching (Novelty). See page 4 

Myers' Quick-growing White Plume. A strain of White Plume Celery, selected and improved until it is unquestion- 
ably the earliest Celery known, being ready for market ten days to two weeks earlier than any other strain. Pkt. 10c. 25 

Perfected White Plume. Very early and extensively grown for market 20 

Boston Market. White, crisp and solid, very dwarf, tender 20 

Giant Pascal. Popular green sort, very brittle, crisp and nuttv in flavor 15 

Perle le Grand. A new, large, green Celery, for early and late use 15 

New Rose. The best red Celery, solid and ornamental 15 

Golden Heart. Fine large, solid, waxy golden heart 15 

Perfection Heartwell. Large heart ; superior quality ; excellent for winter 15 

Schumacher. Immense size ; solid, crisp; firm golden yellow heart 15 

Fin de Siecle. A fine selection from Schumacher; fine keeper and shipper 15 

Giant White Solid. Of tall, large size; very solid, pure white pkt. 5 cts... 15 

CELERIAC, or Turnip-rooted Celery. Extra large smooth Prague pkt. 5 cts.. . 15 



$3 00 
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SUGAR CORN 

Culturk. — Plant in hills 3 feet apart each way and 5 or 6 kernels in 
a hill. The ground should be made rich with well-rotted manure. Hoe 
well. To have the finest Sweet Corn, it must be picked in just the 
right condition; that is when the skin of the grain breaks at the slight- 
est puncture, and plantings should be made frequently enough to 
have a supply at this stage. The quality will be inferior if it is either 
a few days too old or too young. 

Floracroft Beauty Sugar Corn 

In " Floracroft Beauty" we have a Corn for earliness, size of ear 
and quality, that has no equal on the market. It has a strong-growing stalk from 5 to 6 feet in height 
with ample foliage and quite long blades, generally with two and 
sometimes three good ears to a stalk, the ears being well set up from 
the ground. The ears are from 6 to 7 inches in length and have ten 
to twelve rowb of good-sized deep grains, which are exceptionally 
tender and juicy, possessing a rich, sweet flavor that will please all 
lovers of this popular and delicious vegetable. Pkt. 10 cts., Mpt. 
20cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid; by opress, pt. 20 cts., qt. 
30 cts., 4 qts. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Burlington Hybrid. 



3pCR°F T 

i«BEAUTY 

. -■ ■ 

PMRCORN 



While not strictly a sweet Corn, 
this is a very profitable Corn to 



Holmes' Premo 60-Day. 



Golden Bantam. 



grow 7 for early market. The grains, not being shriveled, are hardy 
and can be planted very early. Makes an ear 6 to 8 inches long, and 
fills the basket quickly, and is exceeding attractive for market. 
Comes in with Adams Early, and is much the same type, but with 
ears mose than double the length ; recommended for market, but 
not sweet for home use. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., 
qt. 30 cts.; by express, qt. 20 cts., Mpk. 50 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3.25. 

This is a very fine, very 

earl}- Sugar Corn ; hard}-, 

and can be planted fully as early as the Early Adams, and seed does 
not rot easily when planted early. The stalks grow about 5 feet 
high, and mostly bear two well-developed ears to the stalk. It is of 
extra-fine quality, very sweet and delicious. A good early market 
sort. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; by express 
or freight, qt. 25 cts., i4pk. 75 cts., pk. £1.25. 

This Corn is extra-early, very sweet 
and of a delicious flavor. As indicated 
in its name, the grain when ready for use is a rich creamy yellow, 
deepening to an orange-yellow- as it ripens. I do not recommend it 
as a market sort, as its color gives it the appearance of being old, 
but when once used it will be popular on account of its rich flavor. 
By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express, qt. 30 cts., 
^"pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

SNOW-CREAM TABLE CORN. See page 2. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50. 

EXTRA-EARLY postpaid express or freight 
Pt. Qt. Qt. Pk. Bus. 
Stokes' Standard Earliest. P. 11.. $0 20 $0 30 $0 20 $1 20 
Adams' Extra - Early. Not Sugar 

Corn; small ears for early use 20 

White Mexican. Very early, small ear but deliciously sweet 20 

New Buck Mountain. Earlier and some smaller than Burlington Hybrid. 20 

Early Cory ( Red Cob). A very early variety, with fair-sized ears 20 

New Mammoth White Cory. Larger ears than White Cory ; white cob. 20 
Early Minnesota. Nearly as eari/as Cory ; of dwarf growth ; ears white. 20 

Peep o'Day. Very early sweet; two to three ears to the stalk 20 

New Early Champion. Ripens ahead of Crosby; large ears 20 

Metropolitan. Grows vigorously ; free from smut ; fine 20 

Kendel's Early Giant. Large, handsome ears, ready in 70 days 20 

Croshy's Extra-Early. Fair-sized ears ; of excellent quality 20 

Perry's Hybrid. Very early and of large size ; valuable for market 20 

SECOND-EARLY, or INTERMEDIATE 

Stokes' Standard Second Early. See page 11 20 

Potter's Excelsior, or Squantum. Ears large and well filled 20 

Shaker's Early. Very large, white grain ; early and productive 20 

Stabler's Early. Grains deep, of fine quality ; fine for market 20 

Early Evergreen. Ears as large as Stowell's ; 10 days earlier 20 

Early Mammoth, or Asylum. Much earlier than Late Mammoth 20 

LATE, or GENERAL CROP 

Stokes' Standard Main Crop. Seepage 11 2c 

Country Gentleman. One of the sweetest of all for home table 20 

Zigzag Evergreen. Good-sized ears, deliciously sweet 20 

Shoe Peg, or Ne Plus Ultra. Small ears, with very irregular rows 20 

Stowell's Evergreen. Original stock as introduced by Mr. Stowell .... 20 
Black Mexican. Black grains, sweet and delicious ; fine for home use. . . 20 

Egyptian, or Washington Market. Fine for market ; ears large 20 

Late Mammoth. The largest ear of all; rich, sweet and superior 20 

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Stokes' Perlection White Spine Cucumber 

A PAGE OF THE BEST CUCUMBERS 

Culture. — For general crop, sow in the open ground as soon as the weather is sufficiently settled. Plant in hills 4 feet apart each 
way, putting a shovelful of well-rotted manure in each hill. For pickles, sow from the middle of June to the first week in July. If wanted 
very early in the season, sow two or three seeds in a 4-inch pot and transplant these to the open ground when all danger of frost is over. 

One ounce of seed will plant about 60 hills ; two pounds will plant an acre 

Stokes' Perfection W^hite Spine. This magnificent Cucumber has been bred by careful selection by a prominent 

— — grower in Rhode Island. It is quite early, enormously prolific and bears uniformly 

long, symmetrical, deep-green-colored fruits, faintly marked with a light yellowish shading toward the blossom end. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. iocts., 
%lb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $4. 

" Earliest Of All." This new Cucumber is the earliest type of White Spine that is grown, being quite as early as the "Early 
— — ^— — — — * — — — — Russian," which is a much inferior pickle. The fruits are of fine quality and the color an attractive dark 
green. For pickling it produces fruits which are straight, square ended and very firm. Pkt. 5 cts., 02. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts., by 
mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. at 75 cts. cts. per lb. 

Klondike. 



A fine market strain of White Spine, see Specialties. Pkt. 5 cts. 
90 cts., 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 



oz. to cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid ; by express, lb. 



Davis Perfect. Good for hothouse or outdoor culture, see Specialties. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid; by 
— ^ — — — — — express, lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

Stokes' Special Selected Strain. I have a strain that is uniformly long, of good form and with the 
large warts and spines well distributed over the surface, instead of being clustered at one end as in 
inferior stocks. Vines are vigorous and very productive, fruit about 12 inches long, firm and crisp. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. 
$i.io, postpaid ; by express, 5-lb. lots at 90 cts. per lb. 

This splendid hothouse Cucumber is the result of repeated selections of greenhouse- 
grown White Spine Forcing, which has resulted in a Cucumber that is longer and darker 
green than the old variety. The fruits are even in size, very regular in form and very dark in color, with a few light spines showing at the 
blossom end. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. $1. 



Improved Long Green. 



Perfection Hothouse Forcing. 



Select List of Cucumbers 



Large packets 5 cts. Deduct IO cts. 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 11. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Coy's Early Cyclone. The earliest White Spine by three weeks. 

Wonderfully prolific. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., 

lb. 80 cts. 

Peerless, or Improved White Spine. A fine strain ; very early 
and handsome. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %lt>. 25 cts., lb. 70c. 

Evergreen White Spine. Retains its deep green color in all 
stages of growth. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25c, lb. 80c. 

Improved Arlington White Spine. A marked improvement on 
the above. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Early Frame, or Short Green. For slicing or pickling; produc- 
tive and early. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts. , K lb. 25 cts. , lb. 80 cts. 

Jersey Pickle. Very largely grown; uniform in size; thin skin. 
Fine for small pickles. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 80c. 



per lb. If ordered by express or freight 

Westerfield's Chicago Pickle. One of the best pickles; very 
popular West. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Fordbook Pickling. For medium-sized pickles. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 

cts., %lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Cumberland Pickling. Thickly set with small spines, good for 

small gherkins. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Nichol's Medium Green. Thick through; full ends; for slicing 
or pickling. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling. Dark green ; uniform small 
size. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Giant Pera. Grows 1 to iK feet long; one of the best for table 
use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

West India Gherkin, or Burr. Small ; prickly fruits|; best for 
small pickles. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75c. 

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KALE 



Early Black Beauty Eggplant 

DANDELION 

Improved Large, or Thick-leaved. A very early and healthful 

spring salad. Sow early in drills 18 inches apart. Pkt. 10 cts., 



oz. 75 cts. 



EGGPLANT 



Culture. — Sow in hotbeds very early in the spring, and trans- 
plant when 2 inches high into a second bed or into small pots. When 
the weather has become perfectly settled and warm, transplant to 
the open ground, setting them out in rows 3 feet apart and 2 feet 
apart in each row. One ounce will produce about one thousand 
plants. 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
%\b. $1, lb. $3.75. 

Early Black Beauty. This is the earliest and best market and 
family sort of all the large Eggplants. It is fully ten days earlier 
than the New Jersey Improved Large Purple, and sets its large, 
handsome fruit very freely, branching near the ground and grow- 
ing into well-rounded bushes. Its fine fruits are thick and most 
perfect in form. The skin has a satin)' gloss and is of a rich, lus- 
trous, purplish black. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., j^lb. Si, lb. $3.75. 

New Jersey Improved Large Purple Smooth Stem. The 
New Jersey Improved is a decided improvement on the New 
York Large Purple in quality, size and great beauty. The plants 
are large and vigorous; leaves of a light green shades fruit early, 
very large, oval and of a fine deep purple — never red or yellow; 
flesh white, tender and superior. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., l A\b. 
90 cts., lb. $3. 



ENDIVE 



Culture. — Sow in June, July and August, thinning out the plants 
to about 8 inches apart. When the leaves are 6 to 8 inches long, tie 
them up either with yarn or raffia grass. This is to blanch them, 
but it must be done when quite dry or they will rot. At the approach 
of winter, take them up with a ball of earth and place close together 
in a frame or cellar for use. One ounce will sow 15 feet of drills and 
will produce about three thousand plants. 

Mammoth Green Curled. Leaves are very crisp, tufty and full. 

Midrib is pure white, with large, white heart, fleshy and tender. 

Equally suitable for spring, summer and autumn planting. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Giant Fringe, or Oyster. A very handsome variety, largely used 

in Philadelphia and other eastern cities to decorate the display of 

oysters during winter in restaurants and oyster-houses. By tying 

up the center, can be easily blanched. Pkt. 5 cts. oz. 15 cts., K'b. 

40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Ever-White Curled. A beautiful variety; midrib yellow; leaves 
almost white, large size, crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Vt lb 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Broad-leaved ( Escarolle) . Large and sweet, blanched as salad. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

New Berlin Giant. With market-gardeners, who tested it the past 
seasons, this new German Endive has proven to be by far the lar- 
gest in cultivation, even excelling our Mammoth Green Curled, 
which it resembles in form and leaves, but of greater size. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 15 cts., M\b. 40 cts., lb. fi 25. 



Culture. — It is cultivated and grown exactly as you would cab- 
bage. The hardy kinds can be sown in August and September and 
will keep over winter with a slight covering of long manure or straw. 
One ounce will produce about two thousand plants. 
New Imperial, or Long Standing. A beautifully curled and 

crimpled sort. Of strong, vigorous habit, perfectly hardy, bright 

green color, and very attractive appearance. Height 2 feet Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 15 cts.. lb. 50 cts. 
Southern Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. This is one of the best 

Kales for spring sowing. The habit is very dwarf and spreading. 

and will rarely exceed 18 inches in hight. The leaves are of a bright 

green color, beautifully curled. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, Klb. 20c, lb. 65c. 
Siberian Curled (German Greens). This variety grows a little 

larger and coarser than the preceding; the leaves are not so deeply 

curled and are of a bluish green color; very hardy. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 



KOHLRABI 



Culture. — Sow in the spring in rows 18 inches apart, thinning to 
8 to 10 inches apart in the row. Keep weeds down, and when bulbs 
are 2 to 3 inches in diameter they are fit to eat, and should be used at 
once, cooking the same as turnips. One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill. 

Smooth White Short leaved. This new sort is decidedly the best 
for market and table use, being much superior to Vienna. It is very 
early and the best for forcing as well as for outside growth. Bulb 
is greenish white, beautiful smooth shape and of the very finest 
texture and quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

New Smooth Purple. Very short-leaved. Like the preceding 
except in color Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Early White Vienna. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.; Klb. 50 cts., lb Si. 50. 

Early Purple Vienna. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 50c, lb. $1.50. 

HORSE-RADISH 

Horse-Radish is grown from young roots or sets, which should be 
planted out in the spring. They will form a large-sized radish, fit 
for use in one season's growth. Roots, 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 
100, postpaid; 50 cts. per 100, S3 per 1,000 by express. 
New Horse-Radish from Bohemia, "Maliner Kren." The 
roots grow to an extremely large size, white as a parsnip. Sets 
planted in April will yield large roots in October if the ground is 
rich. Small roots ready for planting, 30 cts. per doz., Si 50 per 100, 
by mail, postpaid; by express, $1 per 100, $4.50 for 500, $8 per 1 ,000. 



LEEK 



Culture. — Sow very early in the spring, in drills 6 inches apart ; 
thin out to 2 inches apart in the row. When about 7 inches high, 
transplant them in rows 12 inches apart and as deep as possible, but 
do not cover the young center leaves. Draw earth up to them as 
they grow. Take up and store in earth in a cool cellar before winter. 
One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill and produce about 1,000 plants. 
New Giant Italian. This new Leek from Italy is fully twice the 
size of the ordinary London Leek, and much handsomer in appear- 
ance. Like the Italian onions, it is very mild and agreeable in 
flavor; extremely hardy and a fine keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Large American Flag. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., \ lb 30 cts., lb. $1. 




Smooth White Short- leaved Kohlrabi 



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SXQKjEg^TANDARB SSED^7]j VEGETABLE "§EEDS 




American Pure Culture Spawn in the Button Stage 

MUSHROOM SPAWN 

Mushrooms can be grown in any dark room or cellar where the 
temperature is kept at 50 to 70 degrees. From some old pasture, pro- 
cure good rich soil and store it away. To every bushel of this add 
two bushels of fresh horse manure. Of this well-mixed compound 
prepare a bed, say 4 feet wide. Put down a thin layer and pound it 
down hard, and so until the bed is 12 to 18 inches thick. It soon 
becomes pretty hot. but let the heat recede until it is only 85 to go 
degrees. Then make holes, say a foot apart, and put in the Spawn, 
two or three pieces as large as a walnut to each hole. Cover the 
holes and press the soil down solid and smooth. Let the bed remain 
in this condition about twelve days; then cover the bed with 2 
inches of fresh loam, and over this put 4 or 5 inches of hay or straw, 
and the work is done. If the temperature is right, in six or eight 
weeks you may expect Mushrooms. The beds will continue bearing 
from twenty to thirty days. After the first crop is gathered, spread 
over the bed an inch of fresh soil, moisten with warm water, and 
cover with hay as before. The main conditions in Mushroom grow- 
ing are proper and uniform temperature, and very rich soil. One 
pound of Spawn is sufficient for a bed 2x6 feet. We receive fresh 
Spawn several times a year from the best makers. 

Virgin English Milltrack Mushroom Spawn 

My celebrated English Milltrack brand (made by the best maker 
in England specially for my trade) has gained an enviable reputa- 
tion among critical growers for its uniform good quality, and can be 
thoroughly relied upon to produce a good crop of the best Mush- 
rooms. Per brick, i l A lbs. 15 cts. (bricks postpaid, 25 cts.) ; 10 lbs. 
80 cts., 25 lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. $6.50, 1,000 lbs. and over, 6 cts. per lb. 
(250 lbs. sold at 1,000-lb. rate). Directions for cultivation accompany 
each order for spawn. 

American Pure Culture Spawn 

A very superior article, made in this country from carefully ,e- 
lected spawn, which it is claimed is much more vigorous than .he 
imported article, and will produce Mushrooms of a very superior 
quality and flavor. 

Price, " Standard Bricks" Pure Culture Spawn. 1 brick, 
by mail, postpaid, 35 cts.; by express, 30 cts., 5 bricks, by express, 
$1.10, 10 bricks $2, 25 bricks $4, 50 bricks $7, 100 bricks $13, 140 
bricks (one case) $18. 

Price, " Direct Bricks " Pure Culture Spawn. Inoculated 
direct from the original culture. No. 8 cream white, No. 9 white. 
Per brick 30 cts., postpaid, 40 cts., 5 bricks $1.40, 10 bricks, $2.30, 50 
bricks $10.50, l A cases contain about 80 bricks, cases about isobricks. 

BOOKS ON MUSHROOM CULTURE 
Falconer's " How to Grow Mushrooms." Price, $1. 
" Mushroom Culture." 43 pages and illustrations, price, 15 cts. 

MARTYNIA, or UNICORN PLANTT 

The Martynia, or Unicorn Plant, is quite ornamental in growth 
and bears large pyramidal spikes of gloxinia-like flowers, followed 
by hairy seed-pods of a peculiar shape. These pods are gathered 
while young and tender, and pickled. 

Prohoscidea. Tender pods for pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 



MUSTARD 

One ounce will sow about 75 feet of drill 

Southern Giant Curled. Highly esteemed in the South, where 
the seed is sown in the fall, and used in the spring as a salad. 
Our stock is the true curled leaf, and produces plants 2 feet high, 
and of greater breadth, forming enormous bunches. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., %]b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

New Chinese. Leaves twice the size of the ordinary White Mus- 
tard, crimpled, like a Savoy Cabbage ; stems more succulent ; 
flavor pleasantly sweet and pungent. In six weeks from the time 
of sowing, the leaves are eaten boiled like spinach, and the plants 
will continue to vield until frost sets in. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 10 cts., 
Jilb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

White London. The old sort, used for salads and flavoring. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 8 cts., %\b. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Black or Brown. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts , V^Va. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 



NASTURTIUM 



Nasturtiums of all varieties are useful for furnishing tender seed- 
pods which make delicious pickles. The seeds for pickling should 
be gathered while green and with a portion of the stem attached. 
Pick them over and place in a jar until filled ; then cover them with 
cider vinegar that has been brought to the boil and is still warm, to 
keep for winter use. 

Tall Yellow. The best for pickling seed pods, or garnishing 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. to cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



Pkt. 



OKRA 



Is cultivated for its fruit-pods, which are used in soups, stews, etc. 
In soups and catsup it gives body to the dish, and while at first is 
not agreeable to the taste, it is one that is easily acquired and many 
are very fond of it. It is largely used in canning with tomatoes, and 
can be dried and canned for winter use. For shipping, cut the stems 
an inch or so long, so as to prevent the wilting in transit. 

Culture. — Sow late in the spring after the ground has become 
warm, in drills 3 feet apart, thin- 
ning out to from 9 to 12 inches apart 
in the row. For keeping, they 
should be picked while still small 
and tender. 

One ounce will plant 100 hills 
Kleckley's Favorite. The pods 

of this new Okra average 6 inches 

in length by 1 K inches, carrying 

the thickness well through its 

length. The under pods are ex- 
ceptionally tender and fleshy. 

The plants grow 2 14 to 3 feet in 

height and bear smooth, white 

pods at each leaf joint. By mail, 

postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 

%\b. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Perkins' Mammoth Long- 
podded. This distinct new Okra 

is simply wonderful. The pods 

shoot out from the stalk within 3 

inches of the ground, and the 

whole plant is covered with them 

to the extreme height of the plant. 

The pods are an intense green 

color, of unusual length, 8 to 9 

inches, very slim, and do not get 

hard, as in the case with other 

Okras. It is also much sought 

after by canners being the best of 

all green sorts for canning for 

winter use. By mail, postpaid, 

pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., 

lb. 60 cts.; by freight or express, 

lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. and over 45 cts. 

per lb. 

Dwarf Green Prolific, or Den- 
sity. A distinct variety, growing 
about 14 inches in height. Very 
productive of fine, smooth pods. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., &lb. 20 cts., Perkins' Mammoth Long- 
lb. 60 cts. podded Okra 




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LETTUCE 



CABBAGE OR HEADING VARIETIES 



All varieties at S cts. per packet, except where price Is given. When ordered by express, deduct 10 cts. per pound 

Culture. — For early summer use, sow in hotbeds in March, sowing every two weeks for succession. Transplant the young plants to 
rows 2 feet apart and 8 to 12 inches apart in the row. For winter use, sow in August, transplant to frames; and for this purpose the small- 
heading varieties, such as the May King, are best adapted. The Cos varieties require to be tied up for a few days in order to properly 
blanch them. 

One ounce will sow about 100 feet and produce 3,000 plants 

Stokes' Bie Boston. Th . is . s r ? nd Le , ttu . ce is steadily 

gaining in popularity, until now it 
is more extensively grown than any other variety, either for private 
table or by the market-gardener. Whether grown in the open ground 
for summer and fall use or in frames for spring and early summer, or 
forced in greenhouses for winter use, it invariably gives the greatest 
satisfaction, producing large, fine, buttery yellow heads, thoroughly 
blanched leaves, crisp, tender, sweet and white. It has compara- 
tively few outside leaves and stands as long as any before shooting 
to seed. There is no other variety that gives such great satisfaction 
under every possible condition, and for that reason is one of the 
most profitable varieties to grow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 
cts., lb. $1.50. 

Mammoth Salamander. In the , New Mammoth sai- 

— — — — ^— amander we have a variety 
which possesses all the desirable qualities of the old Salamander, 
but grows to double the size. It is today the most rapid seller in 
New York and Philadelphia markets and always brings good prices. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Early MaV KinC This valuable Lettuce comes from Ger- 

— _ — many. It is, without any question, one 

of the best Lettuces on the list for early spring planting in the open 
ground. The heads are 6 to 7 inches in diameter, with the outer 
leaves very closely folded in. The heads are of a clear light green, 
the outer leaves being slightly tinged with brown, the inner being 
clear, bright yellowish, with very rich oily flavor, which adds much 
to its other good qualities. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 50c, lb. Si. 50. 
Stokes' Snmmerlead. Best to stand heat. Itsheat-re- 
— — — — — — — ^— — — — — — sisting qualities are unprece- 
dented, and during the hot summer it will remain longer without 
shooting to seed than any other. The outside color is a light yellow- 
ish green, becoming entirely yellow toward the heart, while its ten- 
der and crisp table qualities are perfect. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Divers' Right." This new headed Lettuce is large, solid, beautiful, and of finest table quality. It may be used in the open 

— — ! air or for forcing purposes with equal satisfaction. It produces a large solid head of the finest quality, 

growing extremely uniform in size and formation. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

A 11 Seasons. *^ splendid hot-weather Lettuce. Makes fine large, firm and solid heads, light green outside and blanched to a beauti- 
* ful creamy yellow inside. It is one of the best summer heat-resisters known. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15c, Klb. 40c, lb. $1.25. 
Sensation. This > s one °f the- best all-year-round Lettuces in the entire list. It can be marketed when very young, as it forms a good 
* solid head by the time it is half-grown. It is of a very light yellowish green color, of the very finest quality and stands 
well as a summer Lettuce. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 




Stokes' Big Boston Lettuce 



NEW STRAWBERRY. Important novelty, see page 3. 
NEW 20TH CENTURY. Important novelty, see page 3. 
STOKES' STANDARD HEAD. See page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 

20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb $1.50. 
White-seeded Tennis Ball, or Boston Market. A well-known 

forcing sort. Oz. 15 cts., Klb- 40 cts., lb. 81-25. 
Stokes' Hothouse. Double the size of Tennis Ball; never rots. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 




Gathering a field of Stokes' Big Boston Lettuce on farm of A. P. Seabrook, of 
New Jersey, and showing the Skinner system of irrigation 

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Reichner's Early White Batter. Large, solid ; fine for forcing 

or open ground. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Mongolian. A new variety from Asia, valuable for spring- and fall- 
planting outdoors. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
The Copperhead. Light brown outside, shading to light pink in- 
side; crisp and handsome. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1-25. 
Silver Ball. Head white, solid, firm ; splendid for spring and sum- 
mer use. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

White Russian Summer. Very large, handsome 
heads; fine for open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
Philadelphia Dutch Speckled Butter. Fine large 
heads of excellent quality. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts.. 
lb. $1.25. 

Hornberger's Dutch Butter. Improvement on 
Dutch Butter; private stock. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.. 
Klb. 50 cts, lb. Si. 50. 
Champion Spring and Summer. Large, solid, 
golden yellow heads of the most showy type. Oz. 10 
cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. S' 25. 
California Cream Butter, or Royal Summer Cab- 
bage. Fine, solid heads. Oz. 10c, Klb. 35c, lb. $1. 
Salamander. Fine, compact heads, which resist 

summer heat admirably. Oz. 10c, K'b. 35c, lb. Si- 
Deacon. A large, solid cabbage Lettuce for summer; 
heads light green outside. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., 
lb. Si. 

Philadelphia Early White Cabbage. Handsome 
heads of superior quality. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., 
lb. Si. 



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^TQKEg* ^TANDARjD g>EEDiI|VBGE TABLE ffEEDS 



LETTUCE 

CURLED-LEAVED VARIETIES 

These are planted largely in some sections for an early 
spring supply. They do not form tightly folded heads, but 
make a close, compact bunch of leaves, and where the 
plants are properly thinned and cultivated they attain large 
size. This is the "curly" Lettuce of the old-time gardens. 

All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. 
per packet, except where priced 

Cfa-nA 1? oniric This is a fine loose-headed va- 
orrana rt,a,pias>. ricty o{ super i or ta bi e merit, and 

is adapted either for open-air culture or forcing in frames 
or greenhouses. It originated at Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
and it has a great reputation as a forcing sort throughout 
the middle statesand the West, and is largely grown also in 
the East and South. Its growth is large, yet compact; leaves 
finely cut and of a beautiful yellowish green. The plants 
may be set as closely as 6x8 inches. It is a quick grower 
and a good shipper; stands well before shooting to seed; is 
free from rot, and is a favorite with the market-gardener. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb 40 cts., lb. $1.35. 



STOKES' 



STANDARD CURLED. See page 11. Oz. 

15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., 





Grand Rapids Lettuce 



Large, loose heads, tinged with brown. Oz. 15 cts., M\b. 



Ib. $1.50. 
Black-seed Simp- 
son. Large, finely 
fringed. Oz. 15c, 
Klb. 40c, lb. $1.25. 
Early Prize-Head (Brown Cabbage). 
40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

New Morse. The best curled growing Lettuce ; large leaves, light green outside, blanching to 
light yellow inside; splendid for both early and summer use; crisp and tender. Oz. 15 cts., jjlb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Early Curled Silesian. A leading early curled sort; fine for cutting. Oz. 15 cts., Jflb. 40c, lb. $1.25. 

Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce. This is the most crisp and tender of all Lettuces. It is greatly 
prized by many who are familiar with its good qualities. The leaves are long and narrow, and 
blanch to an almost pure white ; very crisp and mild in flavor. They can be eaten as celery dipped 
in salt, or make the celebrated "Salad Romaine" when treated with an oil dressing. Large pkt. 5c, 
oz. 20 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

American Varieties Mixed. Fifteen kinds mixed in one package, giving a succassion of fine Lettuce 
the whole season. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 



Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce 



LETTUCE 

CRISP-HEADED VARIETIES 

These form heads of closely 
folded leaves, but are entirely 
distinct in texture of foliage. 
Valuable for growing in sum- 
mer, as the leaves are always 
crisp, brittle and mild in flavor. 
Giant Glacier. This beautiful Lettuce is one of the best for sum- 
mer use ; large, light green heads 10 to 12 inches in diameter ; 
crumpled and swollen like Savoy cabbage. Interior being white, 
crisp and tender; one of the best to endure heat and drought. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., J41b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Iceberg. This belongs to a class of "Crisp-Head" Lettuce on the 
order of the "Hanson." In the "Iceberg," the head is quite solid, 
with large, white main ribs, with the leaves curled strongly to the 
center. This tendency prevents the center of the head from being 
exposed, and thus it gets thoroughly blanched and tender. Either 
as an early spring, or as a midsummer Lettuce; it is always crisp 
and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

New York, or Wonderful. Another splendid summer sort with 
large, dark green heads of immense size, with closely folded 
leaves, the inner portion being beautifully blanched to rich golden 
yellow. The outer leaves are a deep rich green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Hanson. This is one of the standard crisp-headed varieties, grow- 
ing to a very large size, is uniformly a sure header; heads very 
solid, and beautifully blanched. The inside being crisp, mild and 
tender. It is one of the finest varieties grown for market during 
mid-summer. Splendid for filling the barrels quickly. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 




New Morse Lettuce 



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I WALTER P. STOKES 



219 



Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 




MUSKMELON "ffiS* 

Culture. — Sow in light, sandy soil after it has become warm and 
dry. in hills 5 to 6 feet apart, six to ten seeds in a hill. When up and 
all danger of insects has passed, pull out all but three plants. Pinch 
the ends of the growing vines to induce fruiting. Ashes, air-slaked 
lime or tobacco dust are excellent to sift over young plants when the 
dew is on, to prevent attacks of insects. 

One ounce will plant about 70 hills ; 3 pounds -will plant one acre 

New Knight MuskmelOll. A » important novelty, 
— — — — — — — ^— ^— see page 6. 

Stokes' Sugar Sweet. An important novelty, see 

page 6. 

Stokes* Im proved Shipper's Delight. Known 

^ — 111 New 

Jersey as "Shipper's Pride.'' This is a great shipping melon of Xew Jer- 
sey and has been carefully bred until it is of the very attractive appear- 
ance shown in the illustration. The melon is uniform in size, flat- 
tened at the poles, well ribbed and netted. It has fine shipping 
qualities, flesh being thick at the ends, which protects the melon 
from becoming soft while being shipped to market in baskets. The 
flesh is green, thick and of delicious flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.. 
%\b. 35 cts., lb. $1.10, by express, 5 lbs. $4.50. 

The Jenny 



Improved Shipper's Delight Mnskmelon 



McCleary's Improved Jenny Lind. £ 



earliest melon known. In this McCleary's strain we ha\e a very 
choice selection of this favorite melon ft is \erv uniform in size, 
well netted and with thick meat, small seed cavity. They range in size from small to medium, and are very profitable in many markets. The 
vine is strong and healthy, branching freely and setting a large number of the fruit close to the hill. I recommend this to my market- 
garden customers who want a melon of this character. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., }$ lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. by express, 5 lbs. $6. 

Rocky Ford Muskmelons in Their Various Types 

Roekv Ford, Stokes' Select Rust Resistant. This ', s the highest development yet attained of the Rocky Ford 

r. 1 Canteloupe, both m netting, shape and rust-resisting qualities. 

This thoroughbred strain will run absolutely even in size, slightly ribbed and covered with a closely laced gray netting, space between the 
netting being light green. The flesh is light green, changing slightly to yellow at the center; meat ver\- thick ; seed cavity small. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. §1, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. and up at 85 cts. per lb. 

Watter's Extra-Early Solid Net RockV Ford. T ' ,is is the earliest strain of Rocky Ford Canteloupe, and is 

- oiten very profitable on this account. It sets a very heavy first 

crop, so that, in a few days after the first crop begins to ripen, large pickings are getting ripe. The seed cavity is larger than in the select 
type described above, but on account of its earliness this strain is preferred by many. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., \{ lb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid ; 
by express, 5 lbs. and up at 85 cts. per lb. 

Selected Eden Gem, Or Netted Rock. This strain of the Rocky Ford Mnskmelon is of the round type, solid net all 

over, without the ribs of the original strain. The meat is very thick and of 

excellent quality, melons running standard size, there being very few too small or too large ; splendid for crating. Extra selected seed stock 
seed, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. Seed saved from good, general crop, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 



Standard List ot Muskmelons 



All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. each per packet 

GREEN-FLESHED MUSKMELONS 



When ordered by express, deduct IO cts. 

Jht 



per pound 

green flesh 



STOKES' STANDARD GREEN-FLESHED MUSKMELON. 

See page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., lb. §1.25. 
Netted Beauty, yery earl}-; productive; densely netted ; free 

from ribs. Oz. 15 cts., ]4\b. 40 cts., lb. gi.25. 
Netted Gem (Golden Jenny). Very early; small, round and of 

fine flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Xlb- 35 cts., lb. $1. 
Early Jenny Lind. Small; light green flesh ; fine for market. Oz. 

10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1 ; by express, 5 lbs. $4. 
Norfolk Button. A small, early melon of good quality ; frequently 

with a knob or button at the blossom end. Oz. 15 cts., % lb. 40 cts., 

lb. $1.25. 

Extra-Early Prize. The earliest melon in the list. Small, of good 

quality and very prolific. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Sweet Home. Large, oblong melon ; thick flesh of good flavor. 

Oz. 15 cts., %lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Large Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large,' round, flattened ; 

green flesh. Oz. 15 cts., 'A\b. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 
New Early Hackensack. Ten days earlier than Hackensack, 

which it resembles, Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
Improved Montreal Nutmeg. Large, round, netted ; flesh thick 

and light green. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., H\b. 50 cts., lb. $'.75. 
Long Island Beauty. The best of the Hackensack type ; very 

early ; fine quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Bay View. Yery prolific, and of good size; oblong; green flesh; 

late. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb.' $1.25. 



Acme, or Baltimore. Early, oblong, pointed ; lig 

a fine shipper. Oz. 15 cts., ^lb. 50 cts., lb. Sl-50. 
Anne Arundel. Large, oblong, thick green flesh. Oz. 15 cts.. % lb. 
5c cts., lb. Si. 50. 




Eden Gem, or Netted Bock Mnskmelon 



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MUSKMELON 



SALMON - FLESHED 
VARIETIES 



Admiral Togo Muskmelon 

An important Novelty. See page 6. 

BurrelPs Gem Muskmelon 

A salmon -fleshed Rocky Ford. It is a well-known fact among 
growers of melons for market that the pink- or red-fleshed varieties 
are stronger growers and less liable to blight than the green-tleshed 
sorts; Burrell's Gem is a salmon-fleshed Rocky Ford. It has all the 
choice qualities of sweetness, flavor and productiveness of the parent 
sort, and its flesh is of a beautiful golden color. The seed cavity in 
the center of the melon is exceedingly small, thus making it very 
thick, fleshy and meaty. It is exactly the same shape as the Rocky 
Ford, well netted and slightly ribbed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz 15 cts., ^lb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid; by express, lb. Si. 15, 5 lbs. $5. 

The Grand Muskmelon 

This is a very good shipping melon with salmon-colored flesh, very 
thick meat and ripens evenly. It is from ten tofourteen days earlier 
than the Osage, equaling it in flavor. These melons are of a peculiar 
rich green color on the outside, slightly ribbed and netted. It has a 
very vigorous vine, with the fruit setting near the root and therefore 

resisting 




Burrell's Gem Muskmelon 




d i s e ase 

more than most other sorts. It is just the right size, averaging about 6 inches in 
diameter. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, by mail, postpaid; bv 
express, 5 lbs. $&. 



Tip-Top Muskmelon 



The Grand Muskmelon 



This is a fine melon, of attractive appearance, always selling quickly in the 
markets. It is a yellow-fleshed sort, medium to large size, and in flavor sweet, 
juicy and delicious. The flesh is firm and edible almost to the rind. It is one of 
the very best yellow-fleshed sorts offered for home use or for the market. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75; by express, 5 lbs. $8. 

Banana Muskmelon 

Many people are extravagantly fond of this large melon which grovvns from 
15 to 20 inches in length, and from 4 to 6 inches in diameter. The thick, salmon 
flesh is of delicious flavor, and gives out an aroma like a banana, hence its name. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts. 

New Ford hook Muskmelon 

This melon originated in South Jersey and is a cross between the Emerald Gem 
and Improved Jenny Lind. It is the shape of the large-sizeo type of Jenny Lind, 
well shown in illustration, but has very thick, deep salmon-colored flesh, surpass- 
ingly sweet to the very rind. The fruits carry well to market, and, when once 
they are known, command the highest prices. It is quite early, vigorous in 
growth, and extremely prolific. The fruits are even in size and alwavs nicelv netted. A basket of them is a very appealing sight. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid ; bv express, lb. $1.40^ 5 lbc. £6.25. 

SALMON-FLESHED 
MUSKMELONS 

STOKES' STANDARD SALMON - 
FLESHED MUSKMELONS. See 

page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., l A\b. 60c, 
lb. $2. 

Emerald Gem. Small, early, productive : 

sweet salmon flesh ; smooth skin. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Paul Rose, or Petoskey. Salmon flesh, 

very thick, firm and delicious. Pkt 10c, 

oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Red-fleshed Osage, or Miller Cream. 

Medium size; globe-shaped; very sweet. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. 

$1.50. 

The Banquet. Globe-shaped; denselv 

netted ; dark, very rich salmon flesh. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Mango-Melon, or Vegetable Peach. 

For preserving. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
Jiflb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 




New Fordhook Muskmelon (Salmon-fleshed) 



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WALTEF^ P . STOKES 219 Market Street , PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 




WATERMELON 



Culture. — Treat the same as muskmelon, except that they should be planted 8 to 10 feet apart, selectin 
ounce will plant about 50 hills; 4 pounds will plant one acre. 

See Important Novelties — Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets (page 7), Angel's Kiss (page 7), Tom Watson (pa 



a light, sandy soil. One 

7). 




Stoke's Special'' Alabama Sweets Watermelon 



Stokes* Special, 
Alabama Sweets 

This is a selected strain of the 
old and popular Alabama Sweets 
which is so extensively grown in 
Texas and other Southern water- 
melon-growing sections. The rind 
is dark green, marked with a still 
darker green mottled stripe, and 
while thin it is.very tough, making 
the melon a first-class shipper. 
This special strain is selected for 
its uniformity in size, only large 
selected melons being used. The 
flesh is bright red, fine-grained, 
sweet and luscious, entirely freeof 
stringiness. The seeds are slightly 
brown and are firmly set in small 
cavities near the rind. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., &lb. 35 cts., lb. Si ; by 
express, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 



New Eden Watermelon 



This melon originated in South Carolina, and 
the Rattlesnake and Kolb's Gem, combining 
qualities of the Kolb's Gem with the splendid 
Rattlesnake. It is similar in shape 
and appearance to the Kolb's 
Gem, excepting it is of bright 
stripes and more attractive in 
appearance. The seeds are white 
and set in small cavities. The 
flesh is very firm yet tender and 
delicious in flavor and bright red. 
The rind is very tough making it 
the best for shipping. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., K lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts.; 
by express, 5 lbs., $3, 10lbs.S5.50. 



Triumph Watermelon 

It is a cross between Duke 
Jones and Kolb's Gem. It has 
the handsome appearance and 
dark green color of the former 
and the shipping qualities of the 
Gem; medium season, very pro- 
lific, deliciously sweet and of 
enormous size. It possesses all 
the qualities that go to make up 
a desirable melon. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., %\b. 20 cts., lb. 60c, 
postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. 
$2.50, 10 lbs. $4.50. 



is a cross between 
the good shipping 
table quality of the 




Triumph Watermelon 



Bine Gem Watermelon (Iceberg) 

One of the most popular marke and shipping varieties. Grown 
very extensively in the South for northern markets, and is today the 
favorite variety with the watermelon-growers of New- Jersey, who 

supply the Philadelphia and New 
York markets; it keeps well and 
seldom cracks or splits in transit. 
Its flesh is a beautiful shade of 
dark red. Melons very uniform 
in size and shape. Pkt. sets., oz. 
10 cts., Jilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts.; by 
express. 5 lbs. S3, 10 lbs. S5-5°- 



True Dixie 

The True Dixie is a cross be- 
tween the Kolb's Gem and old- 
fashioned Mountain Sweet, and 
surpassesthe Kolb's Gem in ship- 
ping qualities, and fully equals 
the Mountain Sweet, Kleckley 
and Florida Favorite in superior 
eating quality, and is ten days 
earlier than any of them. It is a 
long oblong in shape, with an in- 
distinct stripe, and a fine shipper. 
Itsgreat productiveness is shown 
from the fact that it frequently 
matures six to eight large melons 
to the vine. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10c, 
Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts.; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. S2 50, 10 lbs. S4 50. 



The Halbert Honey Watermelon 

This melon originated in Texas. The rind is thin and will not 
hold for shipping any great distance. It has scarcely any pulp, and 
is very melting. It is long, dark green, slightly ridged, blunt at both 
blossom and stem ends and runs from 15 to 30 inches in length. 
There are earlier melons, but they cannot compete with this variety 
after it is ready for market. It uniformly demands the highest price. 
It is more productive than any other variety we have seen, in all 
combining so many good points that we feel that it is a valuable 
addition to our list of melons. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l A\b. 35 cts., lb. 
Si ; by express, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

John Cardfw, Ohio, writes, August 24, igog: 

"Stokes' Hardshell ' Kleckley Sweets' Watermelon and Stokes' 'Sugar 
Sweets 1 Muskmelon are the very best melons that I ever grew. I cannot say 
too much in their favor in regard to sweetness, productiveness and flavor." 




Halbert Honey Watermelon 



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^TOKB^ (STANDARjD ^EEP|T]] VEGETABLE ffEEDS 



WATERMELON, continued 

Don't fail to read on page 7. New Watermelons, Stokes Hardshell, 
Eleckly Sweets, Angel's Kiss and Tom Watson. 

T) i* fj t> _ _ j The earliest Watermelon in culti- 

ram s """"J J»eST. vat j on . Originated with the late 
Aaron Paul, the famous New Jersey melon-grower and hybridizer. 
In our trials in past seasons we had good-sized melons, plenty large 
for market, weighing 15 to 20 pounds each, on July 10, from seed 
planted May 9, while most other varieties could not be eaten until 
about August 1. Flesh' red, deliciously sweet, with but few seeds. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid; by express, 
5 lbs. $3.25, 10 lbs. $6. 

pi ^. PmilJon The Greatest Shipping Melon. For 

XSiaCJg OOmaer. this gran( } new anc j distinct Watermelon 
we are indebted to the late Aaron Paul. It is enormously productive, 
reaching a mammoth size, with rich, dark green skin. It cuts equal 
to any market melon we have ever eaten, and its shipping qualities 
are phenomenal, no other melon equaling it in tough skin and rind. 
While it has rapidly become one of the leading melons for market, it 
is one of the best all-round melons in existence, and for the family 
garden it is also without a peer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %lb. 25 cts., 
lb. 70 cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. . 

C TIT . <iCk +'| 1<i ci ¥ ,+ Our strain is a notably sweet-hearted kind for 
aweet neart. home and market use, and will hold its own I in 
the Watermelon patch) for many years to come. Vine vigorous and 
productive, ripening its fruit early; fruit large, oval, very heavy, 
uniformly mottled light and dark green; rind thin but firm; flesh 
bright red, firm and solid, but very tender, melting and sweet. A 
fine shipper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid ; 
by express, 5 lbs. $2.75, 10 lbs. $5. 

rji_,, _ T\„ _i_ t • A nearlv round Watermelon, with verv 

-uarit xcing. thin rjnd The seeds are white Th - e 

flesh is solid and of delicious sweetness. An excellent shipper, not- 
withstanding its thin rind. I know this to be one of the most desir- 
able melons on the market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., #lb. 25 cts., lb. 
70 cts., postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 

A beautiful melon, with dark and light 
green exterior. Shape oblong ; flesh 



Florida Favorite. 

bright crimson, crisp and deliciously sweet. Ripens ahead oT kolb's 
Gem, Ironclad or Rattlesnake. A good shipper. Sample specimens 
of this melon sent me from Florida always reach Philadelphia in 
prime condition. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l X\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., post- 
paid; by express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 




Paul's Bonny Best Melon 

rpy. „ -r» nail fnfA New Shipping Melon. This is a new 

■ine Draaiora. candidate for favor as a large, fine-flavored 
shipping melon. As shown in the illustration, it is oblong in shape 
with rather square ends. The skin is very dark green, with still 
darker stripes, which is impossible to show in the photograph. The 
flesh resembles in texture the old Mountain Sweet, than which there 
was no finer flavored melon ever introduced ; very tender and yet 
solid to the heart. The flesh is dark red in color, the seeds being 
small and nearly white, flecked with a brown spot on each side. 
Under good cultivation they grow to very large size, frequently 
weighing from 40 to 60 pounds and commanding the very highest 
prices in any market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts., 
postpaid ; by express. 5 lbs. $3.50, 10 lbs. $6.50. 



STANDARD WATERMELONS WITH MERIT 



Large packets of any variety, 5 cts. each. 



If ordered sent by express or freight, deduct 10 cts. per lb. 
15 cts. per lb. may be deducted 



In 5-lb. lots and over, 



STOKES' STANDARD. See page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 

!41b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Fordhook Early. Very early ; good size ; medium green, red flesh 

of fine quality. Oz. 10 cts., ^lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 
Light Icing, or Ice Rind. Round in form; flesh of fine quality. 

Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 




The Bradford Watermelon 



Kleckley Sweets. A fine, long, dark-skinned, red-fleshed. Oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Gray Monarch, or Long White Icing. Very large, long; crim- 
son flesh. Oz. 10 cts., %lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

Alabama Sweets. Long dark green, fine flavor. (See preceding 
page.) Oz. 10 cts., ^lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts., postpaid. 

Ice Cream, or Peerless. Very early; red flesh of fine quality; 

white seed. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 
Kolb's Gem. Very large; flesh red ; a good shipping sort, popular 

in the South. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid. 
Gypsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake. Oblong in shape ; color, dark 

green striped with white. The rind is thin and tough ; the flesh 

deep scarlet and of excellent flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 

70 cts., postpaid. 

Colorado Preserving Citron. Green seed. Also called Apple- 
Pie ; not used for eating in a raw state, but for preserves. Oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

Green Citron. Red seed. Round and handsome ; for preserving 
only. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 



John Carden, Harrison, Ohio, writes August 20, 1909: 

" Your ' Stokes' Hardshell Kleckley Sweets' is the best Watermelon that I ever grew. I cannot say too much in their favor in regard to sweetness, pro- 
ductiveness and flavor. I do not think they can be surpassed by any other melon in the country." 

Max Grimshawe, John's Island, S. C, writes, September 2, 1909: 

"I have been getting seeds from you for some years and have found them better than any other seeds I have ever used. They come up good and always 
grow true to description. 'Stokes' Hardshell Kleckley Sweets' Watermelon is the best Watermelon we have ever grown. They are large and the sweetest 
melons I have ever tasted. They are grand, and you will have an order from us for more seeds this coming spring." 

Frank Morris, Morrisville, Bucks County, Pa., writes, September 75, 1909: 

"I wish you could see my ' Hardshell Kleckley Sweets ' Watermelons. They are pretty as a picture, and I am carting the finest melons and the best that 
go to Trenton, N. J., market. I hope you will have plenty of seed next year." 



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WALTER^ P. STOKES j 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA 




STOKES' PEDIGREE ONION SEED 

Culture. — Sow in rich, sandy soil, in drills i foot apart, as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, at the rate of 4 to 5 pounds 
of seed to the acre ; thin out to 3 or 4 inches apart in the row, carefully keeping down the weeds. The finest onions are produced by sowing 

the seed in a hotbed in February or March 
and transplanting the seedlings to the open 
ground 4 to 6 inches apart. 
For Onion Sets, seed should be sown thickly 
in drills 1 foot apart, 40 to 60 pounds of 
seed to the acre. 

Stokes' Philadelphia Yellow 




Globe Danvers. 



Do not confound 
with the ordinary 
Yellow Globe Danvers. It is the true Yellow 
Globe variety, large in size, uniformly per- 
fect in shape and the largest cropper, pro- 
ducing from seed 1,000 bushels to the acre 
with good cultivation. It is also the most 
reliable for bottoming, and one of the best 
keepers of all American Onions. Pkt. 5 cts., 
qz. 15 cts.. 5ilb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 60, postpaid ; 
express prices, see below. 



Philadelphia Yellow Dutch, or 
Strasburg 



Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers Onions (True Globe Shape) 

brown; the flesh white, crisp, mild in flavor. Pkt. 5 cts.. 

American Extra-Early White Pearl On on. <, rowju<r t0 and 



The most popular variety 

for sets. The sets of this 

variety grow round, plump and bright. 
Full-sized Onions are somewhat flattened, 
flesh white, mild flavor and an excellent 
keeper. Skin bright yellow. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., J{lb. 40 cts.. lb. Si. 30, postpaid ; 
express prices, see below. 

Yellow Danvprs This is a flatter 

leiiow danvers. type than the 

Globe Danvers. It grows to good size, with 
thin yellow skin, white flesh, fine-grained 
and excellent quality. It ripens early, 
keeps well and is very productive. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 
40 cts., lb. Si. 20; express prices, see below. 

Yellow Globe Danvers. jj 1 ^ 

ular Yellow Globe Danvers Onion that is 
sold by other seedsmen, and is slightly 
flattened at the poles. It produces well- 
rounded bulbs about 2V£ inches in diameter. 
Skin a light golden yellow; flesh white, 
crisp and mild in flavor. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., '{lb. 40 cts., lb. jl.30; 
express prices, see below. 

Australian Brown Onion. bu\bs 

somewhat resemble the Yellow Danvers 
in size, but are earlier in maturing and are 
thicker through. The skin is of a reddish 
oz. 15 cts., K'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.60, postpaid. 
One of the earliest White Onions, of mild flavor and of large size, sometimes 



very satisfactory set Onion. 



inches in diameter the first year from seed ; also makes a 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 54 lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 



QUANTITY PRICES STOKES* PEDIGREE ONION SEED 

These prices do not include postage, and are for seeds sent by express or freight at purchaser's expense. 

YELLOW rer.i,, *w£ 

Yellow Dutch, or Strasburg. The best yellow Onion for sets Si 20 $1 00 

Round Yellow Danvers. Selected; of handsome round flattish shape 1 10 95 

Yellow Globe Danvers. A deeper yellow Onion than the above 1 20 1 00 

Ohio Yellow Globe. Fine globe shape, flattish on bottom 1 20 1 00 

Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers. See description above 1 25 : 10 

Southport Yellow Globe. Finest globe Onion 1 25 1 10 

Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker. The largest yellow Onion 1 10 1 00 

Berks County Bottle. (Novelty). Bottle shape ; fine 300 275 

RED 

Australian Brown. A fine keeper 1 30 1 35 

Extra-Early Red Flat. Two weeks earlier than Red Wethersfield 1 60 1 50 

Large Red Wethersfield. The most popular red Onion 1 60 1 30 

Southport Red Globe. Matures late, a splendid keeper 1 75 1 60 

WHITE 

Southport White Giobe. Handsome silvery globe 2 90 285 

Ivory Ball. The best keeping white Onion 2 90 2 s s 

Philadelphia White Silver Skin, or Portugal. For white sets 2 00 1 95 

American Extra-Early White Pearl. Early, large, flat 2 40 2 35 

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$0 95 



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95 
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1 45 
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2 75 

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M STOKEg; gTANDARB &gED|L [j VEGETABLE ^EEDS 



Mammoth Yellow Prize- 
taker Onion 

The Prizetaker Onion has now been several years on the 
market, and is recognized as one of our best standard vari- 
eties. Rarely has any vegetable attained prominence more 
rapidly; it succeeds everywhere — East, West, North and 
South — and whether grown for home use or for marketing 
it gives universal satisfaction, yielding Onions often 14 
inches around and at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 bushels per 
acre. Its immense size will recommend it to all, particu- 
larly when it is known that its keeping qualities are unex- 
celled. The exterior color is pale yellow, and the interior 
clear sparkling white. It is easily grown, medium early in 
maturing, mild in flavor. Sow the seed early in a sheltered 
spot and transplant the young plants. Pkt. sets., oz. 15 cts., 
3+ lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid ; express prices, see page 32. 

A Select List ot Other Standard 
American Onions 

Large packets, 5 cts. each, except where given. If or- 
dered sent by express or freight, deduct IO cts. per lb. 
in 5 lb. lots and over, 15 cts. per lb. may be deducted. 

STOKES* STANDARD GOLDEN GLOBE. See page 

11. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20Cts., J^lb. 50 cts., 
lb. IM.50. 

STOKES' STANDARD SILVER GLOBE. See page 
11. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 141b. 75 cts., 
lb. S2.75. 

STOKES' STANDARD CRIMSON GLOBE. See page 
it. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^lb. 50 cts., 
lb $1.75. 

Extra-Early Red Flat. Early. A good red set Onion 

postpaid, oz. 20 cts., l A\b. 50 cts., lb. $1.60. 
Large Red Wethersfield. The standard large red Onion. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.70. 
Michigan Yellow Globe. True globe ; rich orange ; suitable for 

muck lands. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.30. 
Southport Yellow Globe. The standard yellow true globe-shape 

Onion. Splendid keeper and immense yielder. By mail, postpaid, 

oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.35. 
Southport White Globe. Very large, solid and handsome; deep 

globe. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30c, J^lb. 75c, lb. $2.75. 




By mail, 




Southport Red Globe. Matures late ; a splendid keeper of fine 

quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., ^lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Ohio Yellow Globe. Two weeks earlier than Southport. By mail, 

postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.35. 
Golden Ball. Very deep globe; skin rich golden yellow; fine 
keeper; superior By mail, postpaid, oz. 15c, K'b. 40c, lb. $1.35. 
Philadelphia White Silver-Skin, or Portugal. Best white On- 
ion for set. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 10. 
Ivory Balls. Perfectly round, pure white skin and flesh ; best of 

keepers. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., *A\b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
White Bunch. Very early ; one of the best for bunching in a green 
state. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., %\b. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

THE BEST FOREIGN ONIONS 

BERMUDA ONIONS. Genuine Teneriffe-grown 

These are the Onions which southern growers are shipping in enormous 
quantities to northern markets. They are tender and of the finest onion flavor. 
The seed offered is the genuine Teneriffe-grown, imported direct by me, and 
no better stock can be had. They may be sown either in the fall or early 
spring ; for best results, sow in beds and transplant. 
White Bermuda. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Red Bermuda. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^lb. 65 cts., lb. $2.25. 
Crystal Wax Bermuda. An intensely white Onion, very beautiful and 

largely used by southern planters. Pkt. ioc, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75c, lb. $2.75. 
Giant Rocca. Very large globe Italian; reddish brown skin. By mail, post- 
paid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., %lb. 55 cts., lb. $1.75. 
White Queen. Very early ; grows rapidly ; mild ; remarkable keeper. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.65. 
Hard Round Silver-Skin. The best for pickling; uniform, small, round 

bulbs. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^lb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
White Adriatic Barletta. Neatest and smallest ; valuable for pickling. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\b. 50 cts., lb. gi.65. 
Mammoth Silver King. Handsome flat Onion; reaching enormous =-ize. 

By mail, postpaid, pkt^s cts., oz. 20 cts., }{\b. 50 cts., lb. $1 65. 



Philadelphia White Silver- Skin Onions 



Choice Philadelphia-Grown Onion Sets 

Philadelphia-grown Onion sets are the best in the world. They are 
hard and solid, good keepers and are solid by the measured bushel 
and not by the pound rate, as sold in some other markets. Prices 
vary with the market — probably this year from $3 to $4 per bushel. 
Write us for prices in bushel and barrel lots. 

Yellow, Red or White Sets. Qt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Potato and White Multiplier Sets. Qt. 35c, by mail, postpaid. 

WRITE FOR PRICES IN QUANTITY BY THE BUSHEL 




Yellow 



White 



Bed 



33 




219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA. PA. 




Best Northern- 
Grown Seed Peas 

Culture. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked and again 
ever}" ten days or two weeks for succession. They can be sown as 
late as the 20th of August for the last sowing, using the Extra-Ear lies. 
Sow in rows about 4 feet apart and 1 inch apart in the row, and 3 to 
4 inches deep. 

One quart will plant 100 feet of drill, 1 % to 2 bushels will plant an acre 
See Important Novelties in Peas, page 7 

PEAS, VERY SCARCE 

Seedsmen, unfortunately, have to record another very short crop 
of Peas, which, following the short crop of last year, and also a 
partial failure of the crop in Europe, will make them exceedingly 
scarce and high-priced for the coming season. Early orders for Peas 
are imperative, as later in the season you will not be able to get some 
of the popular varietiesat any price. 



Stokes' Early 
Epicure Pea 

This new Pea, in color of foliage, 
habit of plant and size and shape 
of the pods, somewhat resembles 
the Premium Gem ; but it grows a 
little taller, is very much more pro- 
lific and hardy, and the quality is 
simply delicious. The pods are 
well filled to the tip. It is an enor- 
mous cropper, producing fully 50 
per cent more than the McLean's 
or Premium Gem, and of the finest 
quality. I predict for the Stokes' 
Early Epicure Pea, when it be- 
comes once introduced, that it will 
largely take the place of the Peas 
of the Gem class, as it has every 
good quality that they possess and 
will produce almost double the 
crop. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
55 cts., by mail, postpaid; by ex- 
press, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., ^peck 
$1.40, peck $2.50. 



Prolific Early 
Mark et Pea 

Stokes' Early Epicure Pea -— — — — — 

This Pea is three or four days 

later in maturing than Stokes' New Record Extra- Early, but it has a record of producing 30 to 50 per 
cent more Peas than any other early variety. The pods are from 25 to 50 per cent longer than the usual 
Extra-Early. The seed resembles the seed of the Extra-Early sorts, but is somewhat wrinkled. Pkt. 10 
cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 55 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., Mpeck $1.40, peck $2.50. 

Sutton's Excelsior Pea 

The great merit of this new Pea lies in the fact that in it we have an early dwarf wrinkled Pea in the 
front rank for earliness, yet with much larger, handsomer pods than any dwarf wrinkled Pea yet introduced. 

It is similar in habit of growth to Nott's Excelsior, which is one of the most popular dwarf wrinkled 
Peas. It takes the place in the Extra-Early class that is now so acceptably filled by the Stratagem and 
Telephone in the later sorts. It grows to a height of about 12 to 14 inches, showing a great abundance of 
its long, broad, straight pods. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt.55 cts.; by express, pt. 25 cts., 
qt. 40 cts., Kpeck $1.40, peck $2. 50. 

New Alderman Pea 

This is one of the very largest podded Peas known. The vine is very robust and vigorous, growing 
3'A to 4 feet high and producing pods of the largest size, well filled with large Peas of most excellent flavor. 
It is very productive ; the pods frequently being 5 to 6 inches in length, of a very rich dark green color 
and most beautifully shaped. This is the very finest of the large-podded late varieties. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 
~ts., qt. 55 cts., by mail, postpaid; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., !4peck Si. 40, peck $2.50. 




Alderman Pea 



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f §EEDS 




Extra-Early Peas 

Each of the following, lOc. per larse package, postpaid. We furnish one-half pecks at peck rate, one-half bushe 

Those marked with a ( ' ) are wrinkled varieties Hejehtin By mail, postpaid 

Feet Pt. Qt. 

*STOKES' STANDARD EARLY. See page n $o 30 $0 60 

Stokes' New Record Extra-Early. The very earliest, most vigorous, uniform and productive. . 2 30 50 

Stokes* Extra-Early. The popular fine standard 2 30 50 

Alaska. The earliest and most popular blue Pea 2 30 50 

New Large-podded Alaska. As early as Alaska, with pods and peas almost double the size, 

more vigorous and productive ; a great acquisition 2 30 55 

First and Best. Very early ; popular for market and shipping 2 l A 30 50 

Philadelphia Extra-Early, Dan O'Rourke, Hancock. Each 2 X A 30 50 

*Gradus. Very early ; large pod, pointed end ■ 3 3° 60 

-Thomas Laxton. Similar to Gradus. Pod blunt end ; good yielder 3 30 60 

Prolific Early Market. Larger podded than my Record Extra-Early and three or four days later 

in maturing ; fine 2 30 50 

*Nott's Excelsior. An improvement on American Wonder 1 30 55 

*Sutton's Excelsior. Larger podded than Nott's ; very fine 30 55 

'American Wonder. Well known and very popular K 30 55 

McLean's Little Gem. Very prolific ; a garden favorite 1 30 50 

*Extra-Early Premium Gem. Long, well-filled, prolific pods i z A 30 50 

Second-early and Medium Peas 

*STOKES' STANDARD MID-SEASON. See page 11. By mail, postpaid, pt. 

30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
*Stokes' Second-Early Market-Garden. Best and surest cropper; produces more 

pods than any other. 2 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
'McLean's Advancer. Fine standard sort ; of excellent quality. 2V2 feet high. By 

mail, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.25. 
* Abundance. Long, round, well-filled pods; very prolific. i'A feet high. By mail, 

postpaid ; pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.25. 
*Horsford's Market-Garden. Style of Advancer; very prolific. 2 feet high. By 

mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.25. 
Fillbasket. Excellent; one of the best for market. 3% feet high. By mail, postpaid, 

pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.25. 

Late or Main Crop Peas 

STOKES' STANDARD LATE. See page 12. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 

55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
*Stratagem. Large, full pods; quality fine. 2 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30c, 

qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
Long Island Mammoth, or Telegraph. Large pods and peas ; 

fine market sort, 3 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 

or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2. 
Telephone. Enormous pods and peas of first quality ; prolific. 

mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
Boston Unrivaled. A very large-podded pea of fine quality. By mail, postpaid, pt. 

30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
^Carter's Daisy, or Dwarf Telephone. Cross of Stratagem on Telephone. Very 

productive. Pods long and well filled. il4 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30c, 

qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
Dwarf Champion. Vine 2 feet high. Early, with pod and pea like the good old 

Champion of England. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or 

freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.25. 
Pride of the Market. Our greatly improved uniform strain. 1 % feet high. By 

mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2.25. 
'-Champion of England. Well-known standard variety. 5 feet high. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by freight or express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2.25. 
*Bliss' Everbearing. Peculiar branching vine ; peas large. 2 feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2.25. 
^Yorkshire Hero. A spreading variety ; very productive. 3 feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2.25. 
Royal Dwarf White Marrowfat. A favorite for market. 2K feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25. 
Black-eye Marrowfat. The old reliable. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; 

by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk $1.10. 
Canada Field. Grown with oats for fodder, also for pigeons. 5 feet. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 15 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.50. 
Dwarf Sugar. Extra fine; pods used same as Snap Beans. il4 feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 30'cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.25. 
Mammoth-podded Prolific Sugar. Largest and best of the edible-podded sorts ; 

broad, fleshy, tender pods. 3 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 45 cts., qt. 75 cts., 

by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., pk. $3.50. 

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Is at bushel rates 

By express or Freight 



$0 



Pt. 

25 



25 
20 
20 
25 
25 

25 
25 
25 
25 



Qt. 
$0 45 

35 
35 
35 

40 
35 
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45 

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40 
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35 



Pk. 

$3 00 
2 25 
2 00 
2 00 

2 50 
2 00 

2 00 

3 00 
3 00 

2 50 
2 50 
2 50 
2 50 
2 25 
2 25 



dark green color ; 
45 cts.; by express 

4'A feet high. By 




Long Island Mammoth or Telephone Pea 




WALTER P. STOKES j 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



PARSLEY 

Culture. — Soak the seeds a few hours in lukewarm water and 
sow early in the spring. Sow in rows i foot apart, ihinningthe plants 
out to 4 inches apart in the row. To preserve in winter, transplant 
to a light cellar or coldframe. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of row 



PEPPERS 



STOKES' STANDARD. (See page n.) 
Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, by mail, postpaid. 

Superb Dwarf Garnishing. 



Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 

This is the acme of 
Parsley perfection. 



Very dwarf ; a strong grower, entirely free from single leaves ; dark 
green in color; unequaled for garnishing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
U lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.10. 

Market-Gardeners' Best. p,ant , v . er y robust, and is 

greatly improved by severe 

cutting. The leaves are large and beautifully curled and of a very 
dark green. It stands heat, drought and cold, and yields well. It is 
an excellent Parsley for either the market or family garden. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1; by ex- 
press or freight, 5 lbs. $4. 

Champion Moss Curled. Extra dark-green. Leaves crimped and 

curled, giving a most beautiful decorative appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., %lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Extra-Double Curled. An old curled variety for garnishing. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., H\b. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 
Plain, or Single. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %lb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 
.Hamburg Turnip-Rooted. Fleshy vegetable roots, for soups, etc. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

PARSNIPS 

Culture. — Be careful 
not to sow until the 
ground is warm, or the 
seed will rot, sowing in 
rich soil in drills 18 
inches apart, thinning 
to 6 or 8 inches apart in 
the row. All root crops 
require that the ground 
shall be well and deeply 
dug or plowed. 

One ounce will sow about 
2 00 feet of drill; 5 lbs. 
will sow an acre. 

STOKES' STAN- 
DARD. See page 11. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Ideal 
Hollow Crown. 

A greatly improved and 
wonderfully fine strain 
of true Hollow Crown 
Prrsnip. The roots do 
n it grow so long as the 
olJ Hollow Crown va- 
riety, areof larger diam- 
eter and more easily 
gathered. It is a very 
heavy cropper. The 
roots are smooth, flesh 
fine-grained and of ex- 
cellent quality. By mail, 
p istpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 
60 cts.; by express, lb. 
50 cts., 5 lbs. and over, 
45 cts. per lb. 
Large Sugar, or Long 
Smooth Hollow 
Crown. Well-known 
old standard sort. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., #lb. 
20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 





Culture. — Sow in hotVds in March transplanting when soil out- 
side is warm, in rows 2J4 tett apart and 18 inches apart in the row. 
One ounce of seed wijl sow 300 feet of row 

STOKES' STAND- 
ARD. (See page 12. 1 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
Klb. $1.25, lb. $4.50. 

NEW TOMATO 
PEPPER. See Nov- 
elties. 

NEW RUBY GIANT. 

This beautiful Pepper 
is a cross between 
the Ruby King and 
the Chinese Giant. 
The Chinese Giant is 
the largest of all Pep- 
pers, but is rough and 
ungainly in shape; 
whereas, the New 
Ruby Giant, while 
quite as large round 
as the Chinese Giant, 
has the ideal shape of 
of the Ruby King, be- 
ing longer than the 
Chinese Giant, and 
much larger around 
than the Ruby King. 
The flesh is mild and sweet ns an app!e, making a good salad 
sliced and served with tomatoes, l'kt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb. 
$1.25, lb. $4. 

CHINESE GIANT. This isthe largest of all Peppers, but is apt to 
grow rough in shape. It is usually divided into four or more large 
ridges, and is indented at the blossom end. It is the latest of all 
Peppers in maturing. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb. $1.25, lb. $4.50. 

RUBY KING. Grows to double the size of Bull Nose. The fruits 
are 5 to 6 inches long, by about 3K inches through. They are 
bright red, remarkably mild and pleasant in flavor, having no 
fiery taste. Single plants ripen from eight to ten fruits. The most 
popular red Pepper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 60 cts., lb. $2.25. 

MAMMOTH GOLDEN QUEEN. These grow from fifteen to 
twenty perfect fruits on a plant, from 8 to 10 inches long, and 4 to 
5 inches through. Color bright golden yellow, and so mild they 
can be eaten like tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.75. 

The following Peppers, 10 cts. per packet 

Bell, or Bull Nose. Large, mild. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Long Red Cayenne. True, hot. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts. 
True Red Chili. Very hot. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts. 
Tabasco. Small, very hot. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 45 cts., Klb. $1.2$. 
Cherry Red. Small, for pickles. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts. 



Chinese Giant Pepper 



PEANUTS 



Stokes' Ideal Hollow Crown Parsnips 



Culture. — Plant in May in drills 3 feet apart, placing the nuts 8 
to 12 inches apart in the drill. Cultivate flat and keep clean. It re- 
quires 15 to 20 pounds of shelled nuts, or 1 bushel (22 pounds) of the 
unshelled Peanuts, to plant an acre. Plant either way, but be care- 
ful not to break the skin or coating on the nut if unshelled. 

SELECTED VIRGINIA. A fine productive strain, selected espe- 
cially for seed purposes. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts , pt. 25 cts.; 
by freight or express, qt. 25 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.50. 

SPANISH. Thin shelled nuts, smaller in size than the Virginia, 

but fill the shell more compactly, of excellent flavor and desirable 
- for the northern states on account of their earliness. Largely used 
in the South as a forage and fattening crop. Price same as Virginia. 

Mrs. M. A. B. McKbnzih, writes : " Your Garden Seeds always gave satis- 
faction, especially the 'Stokes' Standards.' The beets, muskmelon, water- 
melon and, in fact, all of them.weie of the best. Stokes' Standard Water- 
melons were the best we ever raised." 

Roland Brothers, Delaware, write January 31, 1910: "We have been 
using Stokes' seeds for the past four years, and have always been well 
pleased with the results." 



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NORTHERN-GROWN SEED POTATOES 

All of the Seed Potatoes I sell are grown in the state of Maine, where, it is universally acknowledged, the best Seed Potatoes are raised, 
and thousands of carloads are shipped every year from the counties of Holton and Aroostook alone. Farmers and truckers in the middle and 
southern states should renew their Seed Potatoes at least every two 
years, as by doing so they will realize the advantage of early maturity 
and productiveness. All orders accompanied by cash will be ac- 
knowledged promptly and the Potatoes forwarded as soon as the . 
weather permits. Potatoes are packed inbarrels or shipped in sacks 
containing 165 lbs. net. 

Culture. — Potatoes can be planted whole, but the usual practice 
is to cut them into pieces, one eye to each piece. Plant as early as 
the ground can be made ready, in rows 3 feet apart, setting them 1 
foot apart in the rows. To prevent the ravages of the potato-bug, the 
vines should be dusted with Paris green mixed with about eighty- 
parts of plaster; or mix the Paris green in water, one small table- 
spoonful to a bucket, and apply with a whisk-broom. 

Ten bushels of Potatoes will plant an acre 
POTATOES BY MAIL. All varieties of Potatoes can be sent by 

mail, postage prepaid, 3Cc. per lb., 4 lbs. for $1, correctly labeled 

and packed to reach the purchaser in good condition. 
WHITE POTATO SEED, mixed, from the best hybridizers, per 

packet, 25 cts. 

New Varieties 

lVnrnrnee The Norcross Potato was originated about ten 
t£ 0"C"OSS. years ago by Charles Norcross, of Litchfield, Me., 
grown on the Early Rose and pollenized with Beauty of Hebron. It 
is a very choice table Potato, as its well-netted skin testifies; con- 
tains a large percentage of starch; is very hardy, enormous yieldcr, 
and has exceptional blight-resisting qualities. As a standard main- 
crop variety the Norcross has no equal. By mail, postpaid, lb. 30c, 
4 lbs. $1; by express, pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, bbl. $4.50. 
Vanmnnt /~i . i j *-« <_ Very hardy and vigorou s i n growth , 
Vermont UOia Ugm. enormously productive and of the 
very best table quality. Is an unequaled main-crop sort; withstands 
the blight well; the tubers being of good size, lying closely together 
in the hill; the eyes are small, skin is smooth, thin and glossy; the 
flesh is fine-grained and cooks to a dry, floury whiteness even when 
freshly dug. 30 cts. per lb. by mail, postpaid; by express or freight, 
pk. 75 cts., bus. $1.85, bbl. $4. 

P n .«1ro "C f„ _i This is one of the very earliest 

gnarega H,xtra-.karly. Potatoes that has eve / been in . 

troduced. The vines are compact in growth, foliage heavy and 
blight-resisting, and they have never been known to take on a sec- 
ond growth, thus insuring smooth, regular tubers. The flesh is very 
white and of good flavor when cooked; has few eyes and a smooth 
skin. Lb. 30 cts., 4 lbs. $1, postpaid; by express, pk. 75 cts., bus. 
$1.85, bbl. $4. 

Standard Sorts 

Prices variable. Write me for special prices on quantities 

True Houlton, Maine, Early Rose. Pure and genuine, very fine 

and early. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.7.5, bbl. $3.50. 
Early Beauty of Hebron. Popular early sort, of excellent quality; 

productive. Pk. 61 cts.. bus. $1.75, bb'. .50. 



Field of "Norcross" Potatoes 



In the State of Maine growing for seed and being; sprayed with "Bug Death.' 
This field yielded an average of over 350 bushels of Potatoes per acre 




More productive; light 
fine marketable 
Pk. 65 cts., 
60 cts., 



Bovee Potato 



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Early Thoroughbred. Earlier than Rose. 

pink. Pk. 60 cts., bus $1.75, bbl. $3 50. 
Bovee. Earlier than Early Ohio. Very prolific; 

size; mealy. Pk. 65 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $3.50. 
Crown Jewel. Very early, fine and productive; pink. 

bus. $1.75, bbl. $3.75. 
Bliss' Triumph, or Stray Beauty. Early, round, red. Pk. 

bus. $1.8,5, bbl. $4. 
Pride of South, or White Bliss. Early, round, white. Pkt. 60c, 
bus. $1.85, bbl. $4. 

The last three varieties are the most popular of all with southern truckers 

Irish Cobbler. Round, chunky, 80-day sort; popular for home 

market. Pk 65 cts., bus. $1 .75, bbl. $3.50. 
Early Ohio. Popular first-early; does well on upland soil; round 

and smooth. Pk. 65 cts., bus. $1.85, bbl. $4. 
Rural New Yorker, No. 2. Fine for main crop; large, white, 

smooth prolific. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $3.50. 
State 01 Maine. Heavy-cropping, late oval variety; white skin 

and flesh. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75. bbl. $3.50. 
Carman, No. 1. Fine medium or intermediate; very large shallow 

eyes; white. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $3.50. 
Green Mountain. Shape oval; white skin; big cropper and splen- 
did cooker. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $3 50. 
Crine's Lightning. Extra-early; russet color. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $1.85, 
bbl. $4. 

SWEET POTATOES 

Southern New Jersey is headquarters for and the home of the 
finest Sweet Potatoes in the world, and my facilities for getting and 
handling them are unequaled. The New Jersey Sweet Potato is 
much dryer and sweeter than those grown in the South and West, 
and they have been carefully selected for years, and attain the short, 
clumpy, uniform shape which is so desirable. 

Caution. — As, however, Sweet Potatoes are very susceptible to- 
rot under climatic changes, I cannot hold myself responsible for their 
condition after long journeys, and wish it distinctly understood that 
my customers take all risks after I deliver them in good condition to 
the express or railway company in Philadelphia. I take every pre- 
caution to get them to you in good condition, but the risk is yours. 
Full directions for bedding and sprouting the seed, setting out and 
cultivating, also harvesting and storing for winter, will be found in 
my leaflet essay on Sweet Potato Culture, which I will send free 
with orders when requested. 

Extra-Early Carolina, Jersey "Up-Rivers," Early Nanse- 
mond. These are the three varieties most universally grown in 
New Jersey for Philadelphia and New York markets. Pk. 80 cts., 
bus. $1.75, bbl. $4. 

Sweet Potato Plants 

Ready May 15 

All other varieties of Sweet Potato plants, by mail, postpaid, 
SO cts. per IOO; by express, 40 cts. per 100, $2,50 per 1,000; 
In 5,000 lots or over, $2 per 1,000. 




WALTER^ P. STOKES S 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



THE BEST RADISHES 




Scarlet Globe Radish 



EXTRA-EARLY 

In order to produce these early sorts, with crisp, tender flesh, grow them 
quickly in rich, loose soil and gather before reaching full size. Frequent plant- 
ings should be made for succession. 

One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet of drill ; 9 lbs. will sow an acre 

TURNIP-SHAPED EXTRA-EARLY 

All varieties of Radishes at S cts. per packet 
Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball. See page 12. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5c, 

oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Stokes* Standard White Ball. See page 12. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., %lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Stokes' Sparkler White Tip. Novelty, see page 12. Pkt. 5 cts.,oz. 10 cts., 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Earliest Round Dark Red (Scarlet Button). Small, extra-early, ready for 

use in 18 to 20 days; skin a bright scarlet ; flesh pure white, crisp, tender, 

mild in flavor. Well suited for growing under glass. Oz. 10 cts., Kit". 25 cts., 

lb. 80 cts. 

Stokes' White Marble. The quickest-growing white Radish; ready for 

table in 16 to 18 days; turnip-shaped, measuring 1 inch in diameter, by i'A 

inches in depth. Snow-white, with a short tap-root. Crisp and mild in flavor. 

The foliage is very small. Oz. 10 cts., l 4\b. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Scarlet Globe. Is the most important market-gardeners' forcing Radish ; matures in 20 days. For forcing in greenhouses, hotbeds or 

coldframes or for sowing in the open early in the spring, it is unequaled. Perfectly globe-shaped ; rich, deep scarlet color ; mild, juicy, 

crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., 5 lbs., by express, $2.50. 
Extra-Early Scarlet Turnip. Very early, small, round. Oz. 10 cts., z A\b. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts., 5 lbs. $2. 25, by express. 
Fire Ball {Non plus ultra). An excellent, round, red, forcing variety. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Rosy Gem, or Rapid-Forcing. Very early, with white tip. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Scarlet Turnip, White Tip. Round, bright scarlet, with attractive white tip; matures in 25 days. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 c's. 

Early Giant Crimson. Double the size of the ordinary turnip-shaped Radishes ; often measuring 6 to 7 inches in circumference ; remain- 
ing solid firm and tender; flesh white and of mild flavor. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Early Snow- White Box. This is an extra-early type of the White Box. It has quite a small top and matures in from 25 to 30 days from 
sowing the seed. The skin and flesh are of a pure, brilliant, glistening, waxy white, and are most attractive when bunched for market. 
They retain their crispness and tender flesh until the roots attain a large size. I recommend them as being a particularly valuable variety 
for early summer forcing. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts., 5 lbs., by express, S3. 

Felton's Model White Box. An early summer variety. Skin and flesh pure, waxy white. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Early White Turnip. Both skin and flesh white, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Olive-Shaped Extra-Early 

All varieties S cts. per packet 
Startle 20-Day Forcing (Red Rocket). Slender, oblong Radishes of bright scar- 
let ; very quick growth. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
White Rocket, Earliest Half-Long White. Very handsome. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 
25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Scarlet Olive-shaped. Small, very early, olive-shaped Radish. Rich brilliant 

color. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Early White Olive-shaped. Quite early, white flesh and skin ; crisp and of mild 

flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Klb, 25 cts , lb. 80 cts. 
French Breakfast. Carmine color, with clear white lower portion ; very tender 

and mild. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 
Bright Breakfast. Brilliant carmine with clear white. A decided improvement on 
French Breakfast. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Long-Shaped Extra-Early 

All varieties 5 cts. per packet 

Stokes' Standard Long White. See page 12. Oz. 10 cts., Vi\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
White Icicle. A fine, long, pure white and very early sort ; ready in 20 to 25 days 
after planting. Its transparent white skin makes it a very attractive market and 
table variety. Oz. 10 cts., M\b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Half-Long Deep Scarlet. Very popular in southern markets. Scarlet color, flesh 

pure white. Oz. 10 cts., J41b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Philadelphia Gardener's Long Scarlet. A great improvement over the old long 
scarlet, short top, earlier, better shape and color. Fine keeper. Oz. 10 cts., #lb. 
20 cts , lb. 60 cts. 

Cincinnati Market. Of the long scarlet type ; deeper in color, straight and smooth. 

Oz. 10 cts., M\b. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 
The Comet. A new French sort ; a very early, long white Radish, coming in 20 days 
from time of sowing, remaining in use longer than any other extra-early variety. 
Oz. 10 cts., M'b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Long Brightest Scarlet (white-tipped). A new French sort of long, scarlet-tippetl 

white Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 60 cts 
Wood's Early Frame. An extra-early strain of long scarlet. Best long Radish for 
forcing. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts.. postpaid . by express, 5 lbs. $1.75. 

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Stoker* Standard £eed1P| vegetable §eeds 



SUMMER RADISHES 



All varieties are 5 cts. per pkt. 
Chartier, or Shepherd. Large, long Radish ; crimson, tipped with white. Oz. 10 cts., /lb. 25 cts., lb. yocts. 
Lady Finger, or Long White Vienna. One of the best long white Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., % lb. 25c, lb. 70c. 
New White Chartier. A white form of the well-known Chartier Radish. Matures in about six weeks after 

sowing and remains fit for use three weeks afterward. Tops short, flesh mild, crisp and tender. Oz 10 cts., 

/lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

White Strasburg. One of the most popular summer sorts. Skin and flesh pure white. Can be pulled five 
weeks after time of sowing. It remains tender and of good quality a long time. Oz. 10c, /lb. 20 cts., lb. 60c. 

Large White Summer Turnip, or Globe. A favorite white summer variety. Oz. 100, /lb. 20c, lb. 65c. 

Large Yellow Summer Turnip, or Golden Globe. Yellow skin ; white flesh. For summer use. Oz. 10 
cts., /lb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 



WINTER RADISHES 



Culture. — These should 



All varieties are 5 cts 

be sown 





Celestial Kadish 



per pkt. 

after the middle of June, sowing for succession (especially of the 
Chinese varieties) until the middle of August. 
NEW MAMMOTH JAPANESE (Sakura- 
jima). Novelty, see page 8. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts., % lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
New Celestial, or White Chinese. Is the 
finest of all extra-large white Radishes. The 
roots grow to an immense size, averaging from 
12 to 15 inches in length and 5 inches in diam 
eter ; but, notwithstanding its unusual size, the 
flesh is always crisp, mild and juicy. Oz. 10 
cts., '/lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
New Round Scarlet China. A new variety of 
the Chinese Radish, and may be sown at all 
seasons; maturing in six or seven weeks. Its 

handsome, round shape and rich scarlet color and pure white flesh commend 
it. Oz. 10 cts., /lb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 
China Rose. One of the best winter varieties. Bright rose color; flesh white, 

firm and of superior quality. Oz. 10 cts., /lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
California Mammoth White. The largest winter Radish. Good quality. 

Oz. 10 cts., /lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Half-Long Black Spanish. Intermediate in shape between the round and 
long; flesh mild, very crisp and sweet. One of the best of the black Radishes. 
If stored in damp sand in cellar, will keep all winter. Oz. 10 cts., >4 lb. 25 
cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Round Black Spanish. Very popular with Germans; known as "rettig." 

Oz. 10 cts., /lb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Long Black Spanish. Black skin, white flesh. One of the hardiest, keep- 
ing until summer. Oz. 10 cts., /lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



RHUBARB, or 
PIE-PLANT 

Culture.— Fine roots of Rhubarb can be 
grown easily from seed, which should be 
sown in a shallow drill, using one ounce to 
125 feet of drill, which will make about 1,000 
plants. When well started, thin to 10 to 12 
inches apart. In the fall or early spring they 
should be transplanted to the permanent 
bed, standing 3 feet apart in the row and 
with rows from 4 to 6 feet apart. The stalks 
should not be gathered until the plants have 
had a second full season's growth. 

If it is preferred to purchase roots, they 
can be had, and, if planted in good soil early 
in the spring, will make a strong growth and 
yield stalks for market the following spring, 
though it is best not to pull them until the 
White Strasburg Radish second year. 

Large Victoria. An excellent cooking variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., /lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 



RHUBARB ROOTS 

Early Strawberry and Victoria. Each, by mail, postpaid, 20 cts. each, fi.50 per doz.; by express, 
cts. each, $1 per doz., $4 per 100. Full undivided clumps, 25 cts. each, $2 per doz., $12 per 100. 



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Half- Long Black Spanish Radish 



Miss Pearle Weltner, Pennsylvania, writes: "We were very much pleased with your seeds last year, especially the 'Stokes' Standard Head 
Lettuce, which was the finest I ever saw. We were never able to raise head lettuce before." 



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WALTER^ P. STOKES | 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, RAJ 



~1 i i 




THE BEST PUMPKINS 

Culture. — Seeds may be planted in the middle of the spring 
among field corn, in hills 8 to 10 feet apart or over, four seeds in a hill. 
Avoid planting them near melon or squash vines, as they mix. 

One pound will plant 200 to 300 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre 

"Stokes* Standard" Pie Pumpkin 

This beautiful Pumpkin is of medium size, growing very uniform, 
io to 12 inches in diameter and enormously productive. It is cylindri- 
cal in shape ; color a beautiful golden yellow; finely netted on the out- 
side like a muskmelon. The flesh is fine-grained, tender, and for pies 
it is unequaled. It is a splendid winter keeper, if stored in a warm, dry- 
place. Large pkt. io cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

King of the Mammoths 

The fruits of this remarkable Pumpkin grow to an enormous size, 
frequently reaching 2 to 3 feet in diameter, and from 150 to 300 pounds 
in weight. The skin is a salmon-orange color, with very thick, bright 
yellow flesh, which is fine-grained and tender and of excellent quality- 
for pies. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\b. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 



Stokes' Standard fie Pumpkin 

Mammoth Golden Cashaw 

This Pumpkin grows to an immense size, and a field of them is a 
very pretty sight with their great hooks lying around in the greatest 
profusion. They are rich, dark golden yellow in color, thick-meated, 
fine-fleshed, excellent for feeding stock or for pies. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, 
Jilb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Large Sweet Cheese 

This is one of the best varieties for family use. It has large, 
round, flattened fruits, with a creamy buff skin, averaging 20 inches 
to 2 feet in diameter. It is an excellent keeper, with thick flesh of fine 
quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^ lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



Big Tom 



This is the Pumpkin that is grown most largely by cannery for 
canning for pies. It is enormously prolific and grows very large ; the 
skin and flesh are of a deep, rich orange rnln-. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. S cts., 
Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., 5 lbs. by express $1.50. 





King of the Mammoth Pumpkin and "Stokes' Standard" Boy 



Large Sweet Cheese Pumpkin 

A Select List of Standard Sorts 

One pound will plant 200 to 260 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant 1 acre 

Large packets, 5 cts. each. Deduct IO cts. per lb. If ordered by 
express or freight 

Cashaw, or Crookneck. The old standard and popular Crook- 
neck Cashaw. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Improved Green-striped Cashaw. Improvement on White Ca- 
shaw; green-and-white striped ; flesh rich yellow, solid, fine-grained ; 
very thick, sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. f 1. 

Nantucket Sugar, or Nero. A New England variety with dark 
green skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Small Sugar. Early, prolific and very sweet ; orange color ; fine 
keeper. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Tennessee Sweet Potato. Bell-shaped, white flesh, very thick and 
sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

New Winter Luxury. Golden yellow, finely netted, shape round, 
flesh very rich, unequaled as a winter keeper and cooking variety. 
By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., l /i\b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Quaker Pie. Shape nearly oval. Cream-colored skin and flesh: fine 
quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Common Yellow, or Connecticut Field. Very productive ; grown 
largely- for feeding stock. By mail, postpaid, oz. 5 cts., yi\b. to cts., 
lb. 35 cts. By express or freight, 10 lbs. $2.25, bus. of 25 lbs. $5. 

Calhoun. Nearly round, somewhat flattened on the ends; skin creamy 
brown; flesh deep salmon-yellow, thick, fine-grained, excellent for 
pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

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n^TOKES' STANDARjD §EED&, j VEGETABLE §EEDS 



SALSIFY, or OYSTER PLANT 

Culture. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked in the 
spring, in drills 12 inches apart and i inch deep, thinning out to 6 
inches in the row. Cultivate the same as for carrots and parsnips. It 
is perfectly hardy and part of the crop may be left in the ground un- 
til spring. The roots are cut into pieces 54-inch long, boiled until 
tender, and served with drawn butter. Can also be fried. 
One ounce will sow about 60 feet of drill ; 8 to 10 pounds to the acre 
Mammoth Sandwich Island. Grows fully double the size of the 
old Long White. Roots are pure white, much heavier and thicker 
throughout, and notwithstanding their enormous size are much 
superior in quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., yi lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.40. 

SPINACH 

Culture. — For early use, sow in the spring, in drills a f >ot apart, 
thinning out for use as greens. For fall use, sow in Augu: . ; and for 
a winter crop to be kept over until early spring, sow in b jpter.i'oer 
and October. That which is left to winter over should be covered 
with straw or leaves. 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill; 12 pounds will 80.7 an acre 
STOKES' STANDARD. See page 12. Pkt.5 cts., oz. iocts., ]4lb. 
15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

New Lone Season. < See cut ' This new Spinach with- 

stands the hot summer weather with- 
out shooting to seed for a long period. It forms a rosette of thick, 
tender and succulent crumpled leaves, which are of an intensely 
dark green color. Their great substance and short-leaved stalks en- 
able them to stand up in hot weather, retaining their freshness for a 
long period after cutting. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 
cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $1.40, 10 lbs. $2. 75. 
Parisian Long-standing. This French Spinach surpasses our 
famous Enkhuizen Long-standing in its broad and heavy dark 
green leaves, which have the true Savoy appearance. By mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by express 
or freight, lb. 20 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 18 cts. per lb. 
Victoria. Leaves very dark green, almost black, very thick and 
spread out flat upon the ground. It is a long-standing variety, but 
not very hardy. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., J£lb. iscts., 
lb. 30c; by express or freight, lb. 22c, 10 lbs. and over, 20c. per lb. 
Enkhnizen Long-standing. Leaves round, large, thick, dark 
green. Our stock is grown in Holland. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 22 
cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 
American Round-seeded Savoy, or Bloomsdale. Popular for 
fall sowing. The leaves are large, thick, finely curled, heavy, pro- 
duced in great numbers, and stand handling better than most other 
sorts. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., %lb. 15c, lb. 35c; 
by express or freight, lb. 27 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 25 cts. per lb. 
Improved Thick-leaved Round, or Viroflay. Large, thick, 
dark green leaves, very hardy, and most popular in New York 
markets, where it is the leading variety for spring and fall. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz., 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by 
express or freight, lb. 22 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 
Broad-leaved Round-seeded. Produce large, thick green leaves, 
somewhat crumpled. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., M\h. 
15 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by express, 10 lbs. and over, 18 cts. per lb. 





New Long Season Spinach 



Boston Marrow Squash 

SQUASH 

Culture. — Sow in hills in the same manner and at the same time 
as cucumbers and melons, the bush varieties 3 to 4 feet apart and 
the running kinds 6 to 9 feet apart. 

One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills; 4 to 6 lbs. will plant an acre 
Large packets of any of the following varieties, 5 cts. each 

THE BEST SUMMER SQUASHES 

STOKES* STANDARD SUMMER. See page 12. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 10 cts., 5ilb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

White Bush Scallop. The well-known white Patty Pan. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 10. cts., ^lb. 20 cts., lb. 65c; by express, 5 lbs. $2.50. 

Mammoth White Bush (Silver Custard). Grows to twice the size 
of above. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^lb. 25 els., lb. 70 cts. 

Extra-Early Jersey White Bush. An improved extra-early 
strain of the old White Bush. Selected and improved by a New 
Jersey grower. Very productive and shows less ridge or scallop, 
containing a larger amount of flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 
%\b. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Early Golden, or Yellow Bush. Differs from White Bush only in 
orange color. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %lb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Golden Custard. Very large Golden Yellow Bush ; fine for market. 
By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Golden Summer Crookneck. Small yellow crookneck ; early and 
prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Mammoth Summer Crookneck. Large and fine for market. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

FALL AND WINTER SQUASHES 

STOKES' STANDARD WINTER. Seepages. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Boston Marrow. Bright orange; skin and flesh of very superior 
quality; a splendid winter keeper and most popular for autumn 
use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Golden Bronze. Beautiful new Squash. Bronze color; flesh golden 
yellow ; fine for pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., % lb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1. 

Early Prolific Orange Marrow. Earlier than Boston Marrow - 

very productive. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 25c, lb. 75c! 
Hubbard. The old favorite popular winter Squash ; dark green 

skin; rich flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 80c. 
Red, or Golden Hubbard. A perfect type of its parent, with red 

skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ~%\b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Chicago Warted Hubbard. An improvement on Hubbard ; skin 

heavily warted. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90c. 
Fordhook. Early, sweet and dry; also a good summer variety; 

form oblong. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Mammoth Chili. The Jumbo of all Squashes, often weighing 200 

pounds. Pkt. 10 cts.; by mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., 

lb. $1.50. 



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WALTER^ P. STOKES \ 


219 Market §£-eet, PHEbADELPHIA, PA. 






STOKES' IMPROVED TOMATOES 

No vegetable in the entire list catalogued is given more attention, nor are the strains offered more carefully looked after, than my 
Tomatoes. All of the seed offered is grown specially for seed. The crops are carefully inspected during growth ; and they can be relied 
upon to produce the finest fruit. 

Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in early spring, or the seed maybe sown in 
shallow boxes and placed in a window. Transplant to the open ground 
when all danger of frost is past, setting the plants 3 to 4 feet apart each 
way. For very early use, the seed should be transplanted into small pots 
and these set out in the open ground when it is warm enough. One ounce 
will produce about 1,300 plants. 

RED TOMATOES 
Stokes* "Floracrolt Earliana" Tomato 

The Earliest Tomato on Earth 

This new Tomato is the earliest Tomato in existence. It is fully a week 
ahead of Spark's Earliana, and notwithstanding this, the fruit is larger and 
more of it on the vine. The vine is vigorous and strong and resists blight. 
45 to 50 fruit will fill an average five-eighths basket, 75 to 80 fruit will fill 
a bushel crate. In going over my field of Tomatoes, growing for seed, 
we frequently found clusters of 12 to 15 large, handsome, marketable fruit 
with handsome clusters also at the branches. It is sweet in flavor and not 
acid like many strains of Spark's Earliana. In color it is a good glowing 
scarlet without core. Pkt. 10 cts., Moz. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., Xlb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

CROWN SETTING SEED. I have saved a limited quantity of seed 
from the Crown Setting only. This is seed stock, but I offer it as long as it 
lasts at 20 cts. per pkt , oz. $1.25. 

Spark's Earliana Tomato no. 10 strain 

An excellent strain of this fine Tomato only second to my " Floracroft 
Earliana." By starting your plants early you can have ripe fruit by 
the 15th to 20th of June. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^ lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

The Enormous Tomato 

It is often desirable to have a Tomato of very large size, and in the 
past these very large fruits have been mostly of a rough, ungainly 
shape, but in the Enormous Tomato we have one that is of the true, 
round Tomato shape, very solid and heavy ; flesh thick and firm with 
very few seeds and no core ; very free from rot, and in color a deep, 
rich red with no trace of the purple tint so often found in large Toma- 
toes. It is profitable to have these extra-large Tomatoes come into 
bearing late, when all other varieties get small, and these will go begging 
when you come in with your fine, big fellows late in July, August and 
well into September. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., M\h. $1.35, lb. $5. 

Stokes* "Matchless" Tomato 

The best large-fruited, bright red, late Tomato. A handsomer Tomato 
than "Stone," more globe-shaped, firmer flesh, finer quality, and 
splendid keeper. They are free from core, smooth, ripening up to the 
stem, and of the finest flavor. Pkt. 10c, oz. 25c , %\b. 75c, lb. $2.50. 

New "Coreless" Tomato 

This is a new Tomato; is a distinct globe-shaped, bright red, large 
main-crop variety ; it is almost round, being the same diameter each 
way It is very productive, forming in clusters of four to seven fruits, 
always free of a green core, and its shape makes an excellent slicing 
variety. This would make a splendid Tomato for canners or catsup- 
The Enormous Tomato makers. Pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 20 cts., oz. 35c, Klb. Si, lb. $3.25. 




Select List of Standard Red Tomatoes 

In regular large-sized packets, 5 cts. per packet, except where noted 



Stokes' Standard Early. See page 12. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., 
Klb. $1.25, lb. $4. 

Stokes' Standard Main-Crop. See page 12. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 

cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
Superb Salad. See Novelties. 

Stone. Large; perfectly smooth; bright scarlet; solid; best for 

canning and most popular as a main-crop Tomato for market ; 

extra-fine strain. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Great B. B. (Brinton's Best.) Second-early and main-crop sort. 

Deep red color uniformly even, large size, smooth and good keeper. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., M\b. 75 cts., lb $2.50. 
Clark's Jewel. A fine second-early. Oz., 25c, &lb. 600, lb. $2.25. 
Success. Resembles the " Great B. B." Rich scarlet ; handsome. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., &lb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 25. 



Crimson Cushion. Very large; the Jumbo of all. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 

40 cts., Klb. Si. 

Lorillard. For greenhouse forcing ; bright glossy red ; very smooth 
and solid. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., }<lb. S5 cts., lb. $3. 

Brandy wine. Finest late; large, solid, smooth, bright red; pro- 
lific. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

Ignotum. An early red, smooth potato-leaved variety. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 25 cts., '/lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Early Paragon. Bright red ; productive; standard for market and 
canning. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. £1.50. 

Livingston's Perfection. Early; large size; very productive; 
fine blood-red. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., H\b. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Livingston's Favorite. Large, smooth, productive ; a good ship- 
per and canner. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., %\b. 50c, lb. Si. 50. 



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^roKE^g ' Standard SjiedJPI vegetable ^eeds 



PINK-FRUITED TOMATOES 

June Pink Tomato 

Many markets require a pink-skinned Tomato, and the June Pink has proven 
itself, by all odds, the very earliest and most productive pink-fruited Tomato ever 
introduced. It is, in reality, a pink Earliana ; has the habit of growth and the plant is 
exactly the same as the Earliana. It is enormously productive, growing to set and 
develop good-sized fruits throughout the season. The seed I offer is of the very 
highest grade. In going over a field of over five acres growing for seed, I could not 
find a single plant whose fruit was off in color, or any sign of roughness. By mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., l{\b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Giant-Fruited Acme 

A fine, large early pink Tomato. The Acme Tomato has for years been the 
standard pink sort, but it has been grown so long that it has deteriorated in size. 
The Giant-Fruited Acme now offered has been carefully crossed and recrossed for 
size of fruit, so that it is as early as the type, and because of its large, uniform, hand- 
some fruits, it sells readily at a much higher price than the old variety. It is an 
enormous yielder, the fruit is very solid and meaty, very early; almost seedless. It 
is a splendid variety for shipping long distances. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., x A\b. $1, 
lb. $3.50. 

Stokes' "Pink Florida Special" 




June Fink Tomato 



Large, Smooth, Second-Early Pink Fruit. One of the best sorts for the 

Southern Shipper 

This is a splendid, fine large pink or purplish red variety, which will become the 
standard of excellence where extreme earliness is not necessary. It grows to a fine 
large size, very firm and solid, few seeds and enormously productive, and it con- 
tinues to bear its large, fine fruit longer than most any other variety, holding its size 
well up in the last picking. The meat is unusually firm and sweet and it carries 
splendidly. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., ^ lb. $1. lb. $3.50. 

Duke of York 

This Tomato is very popular in Florida and other southern states. It is a splendid 
cropper, round in shape, flesh firm, large-sized and of very fine flavor. Ripens its 
fruit more uniformly together than most other sorts; not subject to rust or blight; 
purplish red in color. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., ^lb. $i, lb. $3.50. 

Livingston's Globe 

This is a new variety originating with the Livingston's, of Tomato fame. In 
shape it is notably distinct from all others, being a beautiful globe, which permits of 
a greater number of slices to be taken than is possible with the flat varieties. Fruit 
of larger size maintained throughout the season ; always smooth, firm-fleshed, and has 
very few seeds, especially in the early fruits; ripens, evenly, through and through; 
a fine glossy rose in color, tinged with purple; very productive, the plant is always loaded with fruit, having joints at frequent intervals 
with large clusters of from three to seven fruits. Especially adapted to slicing, as the flavor is very delicate and agreeable. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. " 

Truckers' Favorite 

A fine large purple-fruited Tomato. Very regular in form, good size, 
very solid and thick-meated. Not subject to rust and recommended where 
a purple fruit is wanted. Pkt. 10c, oz. 25c, Xlb. 75c, lb. $2.50. 

Livingston's Beauty. Large, smooth, purplish pink ; thick flesh ; regu- 
lar form. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Xlb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Early Acme. Excepting the June Pink, this is the earliest of all the pink 
sorts; smooth, round, productive. Pkt. sets., oz. 20 cts., }{\b. 60 cts., 
lb. $2. 

Dwarf Champion. Dwarf plant, with upright foliage. Early with fruit, 

resembling Acme. Popular. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb.6oc, lb. $2.25. 
Ponderosa. The largest pink Tomato in cultivation. By mail, pkt. iocts., 
oz. 40 cts., K lb. $1.10, lb. $4. 

YELLOW TOMATOES 

Golden Queen. The best large, smooth, solid Yellow Tomato. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. . 

SMALL-FRUITED TOMATOES 

Yellow Plum. Plum shape; bright yellow; used for pickles. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., %lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Clusterosa Yellow Egg. A great improvement on all other small yellow 
Tomatoes. The best for preserving and pickling; wonderful^' produc- 
tive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., M lb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Red Cherry. An inch in diameter; borne in clusters; for pickles. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 25 cts., J^lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Strawberry, or Winter Cherry (Husk Tomato). Small yellow fruit. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2 .50. 

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Livingston's Globe Tomato 



WALTER P. 



STOKES j 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 




TURNIPS 



Culture. — For early Turnips, sow as soon as the ground is warm enough in the spring. For winter use, sow from the middle of July 
to the end of August. The seed is generally sown broadcast, but larger crops are obtained, particularly of the Rutabagas, by cultivating 
in drills 18 inches apart and thinning to 6 inches apart in the drills. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill; 1 pound of seed to the acre in drills; 2 to 3 pounds to the acre if sown hroadcast 




GARDEN TURNIPS 

WHITE-FLESHED 
Large packets of any variety, 5 cts. 

Early Red-Top White Globe, a large, handsome giobe-shap- 

— ed variety ; white flesh, fine- 
grained, tender and sweet ; surface color white, with a purple top ; a true table 
Turnip and one of the best ; extensively grown and pitted for fall and winter, 
being a good keeper and produces enormous crops. (See cut.) Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., %lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. ; by express, 5 lbs. §2.25, 10 lbs. $4. 

Extra-early, tender and delicately 
flavored ; the bulb is of medium 
size, very handsome, smooth and of a clear ivory-white both inside and out. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

The finest white-fleshed, ball-shaped early table 
Turnip, maturing in six weeks from sowing; bulb 
small, smooth and round, with white skin and sparkling white flesh; crisp, 
tender and sweet. Pkt. 5c, oz. 10c, %\b. 20c, lb. 60c. By man. postpaid 

Peroz. yjb. Lb. 

STOKES' STANDARD WHITE. See page 12 $010 $0 20 go 60 

Purple-Top Flat. (Strap-leaved.) Well-known stan- 



Extra-Early White Milan. 



Early Snowball. 



Early White Flat Dutch 

ing ; fine for market 

Purple-Top Milan. (True.) 



Early Eed-Top White Globe Turnip 



Very popular for spring sow- 
The earliest flat Turnip ; a 
Very handsome ; pure white ; excel- 



Early White Egg. 

lent for early or late 

Pomeranian Large White Globe. Useful for both table and stock ; very large 10 

Long Cow Horn, or White French. Very heavy cropper; best for stockmen 5 lbs., by express, $2 



YELLOW-FLESHED 

Golden Ball, or Orange Jelly. Small; very early; fine quality and flavor By express, 5 lbs. $2.00.. 

Yellow, or Amber Globe. Vigorous grower ; fine keeper ; popular for market " " 5 lbs. 1.75.. 

Yellow Aberdeen, Globe-shaped. Very large ; fine for table or cattle " " 5 lbs. 1.75.. 

RUTABAGA, or SWEDISH 
TURNIPS 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 12. By mail, 

postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Breadstone, or Budlong. Handsome, medhim-siz< d 

roots of superior table quality. By mail, postpaid, 

oz. 10 cts., ^lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Monarch, or Elephant. (New.) Large, oval-shaped; 

yellow flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 20 

cts., lb. 55 cts. 
Long Island Purple Top. Very large ; fine yellow 

flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., lb. 

so cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $1.75. 
Myers' Purple-Top Beauty. An improved market- 
garden sort. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 

cts., lb. '60 cts. ; by express, 5 lbs. $2. 
Improved Purple-Top Yellow. Our finely bred 

strain; very popular. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., 

!^lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. Si. 75. 
Large White. Very large and productive ; white 

skin and flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., K'b. 20 

cts., lb. 50 cts. 

SALAD VARIETIES 

Seven-Top. Very hardy. Grown for its leaves, which 
are eaten as greens or salad. By mail, postpaid, oz. 
8 cts., Xlb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 



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[Stokes* Standard £eedI7 




Sweet, Medicinal and Pot Herbs from Seed 

To preserve varieties of which the leaves and stems are used, the stems should be cut from the plants just before the blossom appears 
(leaving a few joints at the base to sprout into fresh growth), tied in small bunches and hung up to dry. 

All Herbs in large packets at 5 cts. each, except where noted 



Per oz 

Anise. Seeds aromatic $o 10 

Balm. For culinary purposes 20 

Borage. Used for flavoring 15 

Sweet Basil (Broad-leaved) 15 

Caraway Seed. For flavoring 10 

Catnip (Cat Mint 1 pkt. iocts... 35 

Chervil. Used like parsley 10 

Coriander. Seeds aromatic 10 

Drill. For flavorin 
Fennel, Sweet . . 

Fennel, Florence Celery-rooted. Flavor like 

celery 

Horehound pkt. 10 cts. .. 

Hyssop. Medicinal pkt. 10 cts. .. 

Lavender. For oil and water 



vinegar 



Xib. 
So 25 

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Marigold, Pot. For soups 

American Sweet Marjoram. Superior to im- 
ported; seed of own growing pkt. 10 cts... 

Imported Sweet Marjoram 

Rosemary. For seasoning and aromatic oil 

pkt. 10 cts... 

Rue. Has medicinal qualities 

Saffron. Medicinal and dyeing 

Sage. Most used of all herbs 

Sorrel (Large-leaved). Cultivated for acidity .. . 

Summer Savory. Culinary 

Winter Savory. Flavoring 

Tansy. For bitters pkt. 10 cts. .. 

Thyme. Broad-leaved pkt. 10 cts, .. 

Wormwood. For poultry 



Peroz. %lb. 
$0 15 $0 45 



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HOLT'S MAMMOTH SAGE (Plants only) 



The plants are very strong-growing, the first season attaining 1 foot in height, and spreading so that a single plant covers a circular 
space 3 feet in diameter. The leaves are borne well above the soil, keeping them clean ; they are very large and of unusual substance, 
strong in flavor, and of superior quality. It is perfectly hardy, even in New England, and attains still larger growth the second season. It 
is the most desirable sage, but never seeds. 3 plants for 25 cts., 7 for 50 cts., 15 plants for SI, sent safely by mail, postpaid. 




TOBACCO SEED 



Holt's Mammoth Sage Leal 



Culture. — Sow seed in February in the plant-bed, protected by plant-bed 
cloth to keep off tobacco flies. When the plants are large enough in June, set 
t'lem out in highly manured soil, in rows 3% feet apart and 3 feet between the 
plants. Constant care must be given to cultivating, suckering, examining for 
worms, etc. One ounce will sow a bed of 50 square yards. 

Choice Havana. Has a large leaf ; makes a fine quality ; very early. Pkt. 10 

cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3. 
Connecticut Seed Leaf. Leaves not so long, but of good width. Pkt. 5 cts., 

uz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2, 

Other named varieties can be supplifd by correspondence 



VEGETABLE PLANTS, Grown at Floracroft 



Our potted Eggplants and potted Earliana Tomato Plants have 
quantity, order early and at special prices. 

Cabbage Plants. Early transplanted plants, ready in March, 
hardened off in a coldframe. Varieties : Stokes' Earliest, Early 
Jersey Wakefield and Quick Cash. 25 cts. for 25, 40 cts. for 50, 
6s cts. per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 

Transplanted plants, ready about May 1, all standard early sorts. 
50 cts. per 100, $2.50 per 1,000. 

Field-grown plants, ready about June 15, standard late varieties. 
25 cts. per ioo, $1 per 500, $1.60 per 1,000; 5,000 plants and over, 
$1.50 per 1,000. 

Cauliflower Plants. Early Alabaster and Snowball Ready in 

April. Potted, 50 cts. per doz., $4 per 100; transplanted, 25 cts. per 

doz., $1.50 per 100. 
Celery Plants. Ready July 1. Perle le Grand, Winter Queen, 

Golden Self-blanching, White Plume, Pascal, etc. 40 cts. per 100, 

$4 per 1,000. • 
Lettuce Plants. Ready in April. Head and Curled-Leaf varieties 

grown in flats. 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 



a great reputation. They are grown cool and stocky. If wanted in 

Eggplants. Ready in May and June. Black Beauty, New Jersey 
Improved, Large Purple Smooth Stem. Grown in pots, 50 cts. per 
doz., $4 per 100; out of hotbeds, 30 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 

Pepper Plants. Ready in May and June. Large Bell, Ruby King, 
20 cts. per doz., $1.25 per 100. 

Sweet-potato Plants. Vineland Bush, 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 
Carolina, Up Rivers and Nansemond, 40 cts. per 100, $2.50 
per 1,000. 

Tomato Plants. Ready in May and June. We make a specialty of 
Tomato Plants, and can supply all the leading varieties. Potted 
Earliana and Stokes' 
Bonny Best Early, 50 cts. 
per doz., $4 per 100, $30 
per 1,000; transplanted, 
20 cts. per doz., $1 per 100, 
$7 per 1,000; not trans- 
plaated, $5 per 1,000. 



TREE SEEDS 



Apple 

Apricot Pits 

Cherry (Mazard) 

Mulberry 

Peach Pits. Pure Tennessee Na 
ural. 20 cts. per lb., $2.50 per bu 
Write for quotations in quantity 

Pear (French) 

Plum Pits 

Quince 

Hemlock 



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Scotch Pine 

White Pine 

Norway Spruce. 
White Ash 



Per oz. 
..$0 25 

20 

15 

15 



White Birch (American) 20 

Honey Locust 15 

Osage Orange. This will produce 
a good hedge in from 3 to 4 years 
from the seed 10 

Catalpa speciosa 20 

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Potted Tomato Plants, as grown at 
" Floracroft." Notice ball of roots. 



WALTER P. STOKES j 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA 






The 100-Day Bristol Field Corn 

This valuable field Corn grows steadily in reputation year by 3-ear. It is difficult to be- 
lieve that a Corn making the heavy growth of stalk and fodder which this does can mature 
its magnificent ears in 100 days, but this it does regularly and has done for several years 
past. The grain is a light yellow. The cob is small. It is easily husked and is a desirable 
Corn in many ways. Price by mail postpaid, lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts.; by freight or express 
(sacks included), pk. 60c, bus. $1.85. Bags of 2 bus. $3.50, 10-bus. lots and over at St 65 bus. 

Improved Learning Seed Corn 

The Learning, in its various types, is probably more largely planted, now, than any other 
field Corn known. The ears are very handsome, of good size, with fair-sized grain of a deep 
orange color and small, red cob. The stalks grow to medium size (not large), with few 
suckers, slender and leafy, making most excellent fodder, and usually produce two good 
ears to a stalk. Ripens in from 90 to 100 days, and never fails to make a good crop. Over 
100 bushels per acre is not an unusual crop for this Corn. It is also adapted to a greater 
variety of soils than many, producing unusually well on light land. Price by freight or ex- 
press (sacks included), pk. 60c, bus. Si. 85, bag of 2 bus. S3. 50, 10 bus. and over at $1-65 bus. 

Gold Standard Learning Corn 

A western grade of Learning. Small cob, good-sized ears ; fine golden j-ellow, but not 
tapering at the tip like the old-style Learning. The ends of the grain are rough and not in- 
dented. About one week later in maturing than the type. Price by freight, pk. 65 cts., bus. 
$2, bag of 2 bus. 13.75. 

Austin's Colossal Yellow Dent Corn 

Has an immense ear and wants good, strong land — given this, no other field Corn will 
outyield Austin's Colossal. Ripens in 100 to 120 days. Price by freight, pk. 60 cts., bus. 
Si. 85, bag of 2 bus. $3.50. 

Excelsior White Corn 

A prize-winner. Ears uniformly large with 18 to 22 rows; cobs small ; grain very deep ; 
ears hold their size from base to tip. Price by mail postpaid, lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts.; by 
freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. Si 85, bag of 2 bus. $3.50. 

Golden Beauty Seed Corn 

Where earliness is not an essential feature, the Golden Beauty is a fine Corn. It has the 
largest, broadest grains of any variety offered. The richness of color and fine quality of 
grain make it a superior kind for grinding into meal. Time of ripening is from no to 120 
days. Stalks grow vigorously to a height of 8 to 10 ft. Price, pk. 60 cts., bus. S2, bag of 2 
bus. $3-75- 

Early 8-Rowed Yellow Canada Flint Corn 

The Flint Corns are the hardiest and earliest in maturing, and can be grown satisfactorily 
much farther north than the Dent Corn. It is also well adapted for replanting the later va- 
rieties. By mail, postpaid, lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts.; by freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. 
$2, sack of 2 bus. S3-75- 

White Hickory King Corn 

A pure white Dent Corn, with very broad grains and small cob. Wants a good season 
to mature. Price, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, 2 bus. S3. 75. 

Wm. J. Molt, of Patchogue, N. Y., writes: " The Corn that I bought of you called 
Austin's Colossal' was a colossal sure. It grew to a height of ij'A feet and yielded 233 
bushels of ears per acre." 

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gLTQKE^ STANDARR ggEPCHl FAR4VI and GRASS §EEDS 





Ensilage and Fodder Corns 

SUGAR CORN FOR GREEN FODDER. Many farmers prefer this for 
ensilage purposes, owing to the large percentage of saccharine matter in the 
stalks. The seed offered is specially grown for fodder purposes, being of 
quick growth and early maturity. Sown at the rate of 2 bushels per acre in 
drills 4 feet apart, it makes splendid stalks 6 to 8 feet high, which are of 
the finest quality for feeding green, cutting for ensilage or curing for fodder. 
By express or freight, qt. 10 cts., 4 qts. 35 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.60, 10 bus. 
and over $1.50 per bus. 

STOKES' SPECIAL ENSILAGE. This is a very fine white Corn, with 
a large-sized, very heavy solid ear. Its close-set grains are well-filled- 
out at both the butt and tip ; cob medium size, very white. It grows a 
tremendous stalk on strong land, 14 to 16 feet high ; frequently has two 
ears to a stalk, and has the heaviest quantity of fodder in tons per acre of 
any Corn that I have ever had any knowledge of, producing frequently 
from 60 to 75 tons. I offer it without any qualifications for ensilage use as 
being the best Corn I know of. Pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50, 10 bus. lots and over, 
$1.40 per bus. 

RED COB ENSILAGE. This is a western variety which has given good 
satisfaction. White corn with a red cob. The flavor is sweet and juicy ; stalks 
13 to 14 feet in height. Pk. 45 cts., bus. $1.45, 10 bus. and over, $1.35 per bus. 

BLUNTS' PROLIFIC ENSILAGE. This is a very heavy-growing En- 
silage Corn, producing two ears to the stalk; ears of medium size, white 
Corn; is earlier than the Red Cob Ensilage. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.65, 10 bus. 
lots and over, $1.60 per bus. 



Stokes' Special Ensilage Corn 



Stokes' Seed Oats 

Write for speeial prices in quantity lots 

SWEDISH SELECT. This beautiful Oat, which is now well accli- 
matized, weighs from 36 to 40 pounds per measured bushel. It out- 
yield all others that have been tested. The straw is coarse, noted 
for its stiffness and power to withstand lodging. The grains are 
pure white in color, large, thick and plump, making a very hand- 
some appearance. The heads are large, upright and bushy, they 
are also nearly all meat ; the hull being exceedingly thin, making 
them especially valuable as a feeding Oat. They are quite early 
and are less liable to smut and rust than most any other sort. Lb. 
25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, 
J4pk. 30 cts., pk. 50 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) $1.50, sack of 3 legal 
bus. (96 lbs.) $4.25. 

STORM KING. This is a very productive variety, growing with 
a very strong, stiff straw, standing from \Vz to 5 feet in height. 
The grains are plump; thin hulls; the stalks being so stiff and 
heavy do not lodge, nor does the grain fall off during the stormy 
season. It is a heavy yielder, and during a favorable season the 
Oats will weigh 38 to 42 pounds per measured bushel. Prices same 
as Swedish Select noted above. 

GOLDEN FLEECE. This is a very fine Oat originated in New 
York state and introduced in 1901. It is a heavy cropper, hand- 
some sample, grains white and plump ; strong straw, stands up 
well. The blade is much larger than the ordinary Oat, attesting to 
its vigor and productive capacity ; stools remarkably in strong 
land, seventeen different shoots having been icounted from one 
seed sown. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts.. by mail, postpaid ; by freight 
or express, pk. 45 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) $1.35, sack of 3 legal 
bus. (96 lbs.) $3.75. 

TARTAR KING. This grand Oat is one of the earliest, heaviest, 
most prolific domestic-grown Oats in cultivation ; suitable for all 
soils; has a robust and vigorous constitution; is quite early and a 
large cropper. Straw is stout, standing up well, does not readily 
lodge. The kernels are, large, thick, plump and heavy, possessing 
all the qualities that go to make up an ideal Oat. Price same as 
for Golden Fleece. 

Standard Northen-Grown Seed Oats 

Prices of each of the following : Lb. 20 cts., 3 lbs. 55 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight or express, pk. 40 cts.. legal bus. (32 lbs.) 
SI. 20, IO bus. at S 1 . 1 5 per bus. 

Write for prices in quantity lots 

White Maine. Very early, handsome, wonderfully fine and pro- 
ductive. 

Mortgage Lifter, Danish Island. Originally from Denmark : 
very early and hardy. 

Lincoln. Early and rust-proof, with strong, stiff straw. 

Welcome, Clydesdale, White Russian, Virginia Winter 
Turf, and other well-known and popular varieties of Seed Oats, 
choicest seed carefully recleaned, at above prices. 




Swedish Select Oats 



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WALTER^ P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PfflbADELPHIA,PA. 



Speltz, or Emmer 



This grain has been grown for centuries in Russia near the Cas- 
pian Sea. It is intermediate between wheat and barley, and it is one 
of the greatest drought resisters known among grains. It does not 
rust, blight or lodge; it makes the best of hay, when cut in the milk, 
the straw resembling wheat straw. It frequently yields 56 to 80 bushels 
per acre, and on poor land, stony ground, and land that is undesirable 
for other crops, Speltz gives a good result. Thousands of bushels of 
Speltz are now grown on our western prairies, as it is splendid food for 
cattle and swine. 

Culture. — Prepare your ground as you would for wheat or oats, 
sow at the rate of two bushels per acre. It is extremely hardy and can 
be sowri earlier than spring wheat or oats, as light frost does not 
affect it; it can be sown later, but early sowingis better. Price, per pkt. 
5 cts., lb. 3octs.,by mail, postpaid ; qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.75, 6 
bus. lots and over $1.65 per bus., by freight or express. Write for 
quotations in larger lots. 



Spring Rye 




Distinct from the Winter Rye, grain of finer quality and more pro- 
ductive; can be successfully grown in any latitude, and is now being 
largely grown in the Middle States in placeof oats, being a much more Speltz, or Emmer 

profitable crop on account of the production of nearly four times the 

straw, and also as a catch " crop where winter grain has failed. The ?traw is equally as valuable as that of the Fall or Winter Rye, stand- 
ing stiff, 7 to 8 feet high. Produces 30 to 40 bushels of grain per acre. As it does not stool-like Winter Rye, not less than two-bushels to the 
acre should be sown. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lb. $1, postpaid ; pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. Write for price in quantity lots. 

New Japanese Buckwheat 

The kernels are nearly twice the size of any other, of a rich dark brown color, and manu- 
facture a superior flour. It has rapidly displaced all others, and is now more largelv planted 
than any other, being about two weeks earlier. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., postpaid; 
by express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.25. 

SILVER HULL BUCKWHEAT. By express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. 

Weber's Improved Evergreen Broom Corn 

THE BEST IN CULTIVATION 

The high prices which have prevailed the past few years for Broom Corn brush indicates 
that the demand has overtaken the supply, and farmers, where possible, should add it to their 
crops. Weber's Improved is of a very bright green color, without the slightest reddish tinge. 
It makes by far the best brooms of any corn grown and commands the very highest prices. Cus- 
tomers who have grown this corn report yields of over 1,000 lbs. of brush to the acre. Height, 
7 to 8 feet. Lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., postpaid; qt. 25 cts., pk. 80 cts., bus. $2.75 ; sack of 2 bus. 
for $5. 




Evergreen Broom Corn 



This is an old standard variety, largely grown in many sections of the West, but not equal 
to or as salable as the brush of the Weber's Improved. Qt. 20 cts., pk. 70 cts., bus. $2.25. 



Seed Barley 



jrins Rye, showing height and produc- 
tiveness of straw 



STOKES' BEARDLESS BARLEY. Many farmers do not like to grow the bearded va- 
rieties of barley on account of the disagreeableness of handling it, although it is a very profi- 
table crop. This beardless barley is as easy to grow and handle as oats. It is the earliest 
known variety to ripen ; grows medium height, very strong, stiff straw and will stand well up 
on any kind of land. With good land and fair conditions yields 60 to 75 bushels per acre, and 
in many instances has made the enormous yield of 100 to 120 bushels per acre. Look at our 
very low prices, as compared with prices of other seedsmen. Pkt. 5 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. 
Si. 60, s-bus. lots at $1.50 per bus. 

WHITE HULLESS. Grows 2 l A feet high. Two or three weeks earlier than the ordinary 
Barley. The heads are well filled with plump, heavy kernels, which are hulless like wheat 
when threshed. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid; by express, pk. 75 
ds., bus. (48 lbs.) $2.50. 

MANSHURY. This is an earlv, six-rowed Barley; splendid yielder. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si 50. 
COMMON SIX-ROWED. Good clean seed. Pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. Write for prices in 
quantitv lots. 

Spring Wheat 

SASKATCHEWAN FIFE. This wheat is pronounced by the great milling kings of the 
Northwest the best. Fifty bushels to the acre is not an uncommon yield. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 
cts., 3 lbs. S', postpaid ; by express or freight, pkt. 65 cts., bus. $2. 25, 5 bus. and over, $2 per 
bus., bags included. 

MACARONI, or DURUM. This newly imported Wheat sent out by the Department of Agri- 
culture has taken a strong hold in the West, where Spring Wheats are in vogue, and where it 
outyields by far any other variety. It makes an excellent quality of flour for bread ; and it is 
practically immune from rust. I would advise mr eastern growers to test it in a small way at 
first. Lb. 30c, 4 lbs. $1, by mail, postpaid ; by freight or express, qt. 25c, pk. 85c, bus. $2. 75. 

Mammoth Russian Sunflower the giant of all sunflowers 

The best variety for the farmer. Grows to double the size of the common, and the yield of 
seed is twice as great. One hundred and twenty-five bushels to the acre have been grown at a 
less expense than corn. It is highly recommended for poultry. Oz. 5 cts., qt. 15 cts. (qt. post- 
paid, 25 cts.), pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.75, sack (2 bus.) $3.25 ; 5 bus. and over, $1.50 per bus. 

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FODDER and SOILING PLANTS 

SAND, or HAIRY VETCH (Vicia viiiosa) 

I preach winter vetch whenever I get a chance, because I believe it to be the most valuable 
plant for forage and fertilizing purposes that we have. It succeeds and produces good crops 
on poor, sandy soils as well as on good land; it is perfectly hardy throughout the United 
States, remaining green all winter. The root-growth is very extensive, as will be seen from the 
accompanying photograph, and makes quantities of nitrogen tubercles, thus giving it very 
valuable fertilizing properties, and improving the condition and productiveness of land for 
crops to follow. 

Vetches can be sown from July to November, and should be sown broadcast, at the rate of 
20 to 30 lbs. per acre with one bushel of oats or rye. The oats or rye help to hold the vetches 
off the ground, enabling them to make a better growth, and making it more easy to harvest 
and cure properly. For a hay crop, vetches should be cut just after the oats or rye with which 
it may be sown has headed out, before the grain matures. 

Present prices of Hairy Vetch, per lb. 16 cts.; in 10-lb. lots, 12c. per lb.; bus. (60 lbs.), $6; 
in 100-lb. lots and over, 9 cts. per lb. Price fluctuates. Will quote price at any time upon re- 
quest. Special price on large lots. 

ENGLISH, or SPRING VETCH (Vicia sativa) 

While not so hardy in the northern states as the Vicia villosa, it is very good for spring 
sowing and makes a large yield of nutritious hay, and is an excellent soil improver and nitrogen 
gatherer. 

The seed of the English Spring Vetch is larger than the Hairy Vetch, and consequently 
does not go so far in the seeding, but it is sold at a lower price, and under some conditions does 
very well Sow 30 to 40 pounds of seed per acre. Price: 10 cts. ver lb., 10-lb. lots at 8 cts. 
per lb., bus of 60 lbs., $3, 100 lbs $4.50. Special price in large lots. 

LONG WHITE COW-HORN TURNIP 

It has been found by practical farmers that there is no better way of aerating and adding 
humus to the soil in the winter time than by sowing the Long White Cow-Horn Turnip. They 
can be fed to the stock as they are needed and the rest allowed to remain in the ground and 
rot, having a valuable fertilizing property and soil improver. They grow nearly half out of the 
ground, are carrot-like in form, very nutritious, heavy cropper and fine keeper. Sow two pounds 
of seed to the acre, broadcast. Price: oz. 10 cts.. Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., by mail, postpaid; 
by express, 40 cts. per lb., 5 lbs. at 38 cts. per lb., 25 lb. lots at 35 cts. per lb. 

COW-PEAS 





Crimson Clover and Winter Vetch 



Both sown and dug at the same time. Note the 
much heavier growth of Vetch on the right 



Cow-Peas 



The Great Soil Improver 

Green crops plowed un- 
der are one of the best 
and cheapest ways of im- 
proving the soil. For this purpose the Cow-pea is most popular, especi- 
ally for medium or light soil. Seed should be sown in May or June, 
at the rate of iK bushels to the acre, and plowed under as soon as 
plants have attained their full growth. There is no surer or cheaper 
means of improving poor soil than by sowing the Cow-pea. In its 
capacity as a nitrogen-gatherer, its growth enables the farmer to dis- 
pense with the use of nitrogen or ammoniated fertilizers. If planted 
early, say the middle of May, a crop can be cut and cured for hay the 
same as clover; then the stubble in a short time will put out a new 
growth to be turned under in the fall as a fertilizer. 

New Era. Very early small Pea. 
Black, or Ram's Horn. Heavy yielder. 
Whipporwill. Speckled seed. Early. 
Black Eye. White seed with black eye. 
Clay. A brown seed. Late. 

Price variable, about $3.50 per bushel. Write for prices in quantity 



VELVET BEANS 

A great nitrogen gatherer, largely used in the South. Makes heavy 
growth of vine. Price variable, about $3.50 per bushel. 

TRUE DWARF ESSEX RAPE 

Dwarf Essex Rape is now largely grown in this country on account 
of its rapid growth, being ready to feed in eight to ten weeks from sow- 
ing, and producing 25 to 30 tons of green forage to the acre. It grows 
to a height of 3 feet and covers the surface so densely as to smother 
out all weeds. It can be sown all through the season, being perfectly 
hardy, withstands drought, and will produce a crop in any soil by 
sowing broadcast at the rate of five to ten pounds to the acre. While 
unequaled as a pasture for sheep, as a food for all cattle, calves, or 
pigs, it is without a rival, its fattening properties being twice as great 
as clover, making a much relished and most succulent food from May 
to December. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or 
express, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1, 25 lbs. $2.25, bus. of 50 lbs. $3.75, 100 lbs. 
and over at 7 cts. per lb. Special prices by letter for larger lots. 




Dwarf Essex Bape sown with spring grain for fall pasture 



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WALTER P. STOKES 


219 Market §treet, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 





MILLETS 

JAPANESE BARNYARD MILLET 

Valuable new forage plant introduced into this country by Pro- 
fessor Brooks, of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station. 
Yields enormously in all sections of the United States — hay and fod- 
der of excellent quality, growing 6 to 8 ft. in height and yielding 12 
to 20 tons per acre. Cattle and horses eat it greedily, and it is un- 
doubtedly a valuable addition to the list of forage plants. Sow in 
May or June, broadcast, 10 to 12 lbs. per acre, or in drills, 8 lbs. per 
acre. Lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1, bus. of 30 lbs. $2, bag of 2 bus. $3.50. 

GERMAN, or GOLDEN MILLET 

(Southern Grown) 

Southern-grown German or Golden Millet Seed is far superior, 
both in quality and yield, to western- or northern-grown seed. When 
properly grown or handled, it makes an enormous yield of nutri- 
tious feed, succeeding in almost any soil. Sow in May or June, one 
bushel to the acre. Price varies with the market. Qt. 10 cts., bus. 
of about 50 lbs. $1.75. 
Prices variable ; write me for prices when wanted in quantity. 




Southern German 
Millet 



Japanese, or 
Barn-yard Millet 



PEARL MILLET, or PENCILLARIA 

For several years we have been experimenting with all the known 
forage plants, and have found nothing superior to Pearl Millet either 
in enormous growth or quality. It produces most abundantly, 
and can be cut several times during the season. The United States 
Agricultural Department has also made numerous experiments, and 
with about the same results as those at Floracroft. If you grow 
green forage, try East Indian or Pearl Millet, and you will find there 
is nothing better. Drill in 2-foot rows, 10 lbs. 
to the acre. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cfs., 3 lbs. 
75 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. (plants an acre) 
$1.10, bus. of 50 lbs. $4.50. 



HUNGARIAN MILLET 

The most popular annual Millet, growing 
quickly and freely, making a heavy stand 
upon the land and yielding two or three tons 
of hay per acre. Said to draw heavily upon 
the fertility of the soil. Sow 1 14 bushels to 
the acre in May or June. Price varies. Qt. 
10 cts., bus. of 48 lbs., about $1 50. 

KAFFIR CORN 

The Great Forage Plant 

Will make a fine crop of foliage if cut in 
early bloom, and the shoots that then follow 
will mature a full crop of seed and forage. 
Both grain and fodder are excellent, the 
whole stalk tender to the full maturity of 
seed. There is no failure about it, as it pos- 
sesses the quality, that all the tribe pos- 
sesses, of waiting for rain without any loss 
of capacity or yield. The grain is extremely 
valuable for feeding to poultry and will make 
a flour that is like wheat flour Cultivated 
the same as our common Indian corn, requir- 
ing four to fine pounds of seed per acre. Pkt 
10 cts., lb 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, by 
freight or express, qt 15 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. 
of 60 lbs. $1.75. 




Kaffir Corn 



The above is the result of a trial of Millets at my Floracroft trial grounds, all 
being sown the same day. As will be easily seen, the Southern German Millet is 
by all odds the best growth. The Siberian was so poor I have withdrawn it from 
sale. The Japanese made a good growth, but is rather woody. 



RED AND WHITE MILO MAIZE 

These are popular varieties of soighum, somewhat similar to the 
Kaffir Corn, valuable for both forage and grain. Four pounds will 
plant an acre. Cultivation is same as for Kaffir corn. Pkt. 10 cts., 
lb 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts.. by mail, postpaid; by freight, qt. 15 cts., 
pk 65 cts., bus. $2. 

EARLY AMBER SUGAR-CANE 

Makes a valuable green fodder. Difficult to cure, the best plan 
being to stand it up against the fence and tie loosely The seed is 
valuable as food for poultry. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, post- 
paid , by freight or express, pk 70 cts., bus of 56 lbs $2. 25. 

TEOSINTE {Reana luxurians) 

This gigantic Grammea will furnish a continuous daily supply of 
most nutritious green food for horses and all kinds of cattle all 
through the summer. It also makes splendid dry fodder, yielding 
enormously, and being more nutritious and better relished by all 
stock than corn fodder. In appearance it somewhat resembles Indian 
corn, but the leaves are much larger and broader, and the stalks 
contain sweeter sap. It stools out enormously after being cut. Sow 
in May or June, at the rate of three pounds per acre, in drills 4 feet 
apart. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Y t \h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., by mail, post> 
paid ; by freight or express, lb. 65 cts., 5 lbs and over at 60 cts. per 
pound. 

CANADA FIELD PEAS AND OATS 

These make a fodder and hay which doublf the production of milk. 
The Canada Field Pea. which we sell at about $2 per bushel, is the 
best for this purpose. They should be sown in March or early April 
two bushels of peas and one bushel of oats to the acre. The pea;, 
should be sown first and plowed under about 4 inches deep ; the oats 
then sown and harrowed in. Write lor price in quantity lots. 



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Tennis Court of the Moorestown (N. J.) Field Club, sown with Stokes' Standard Lawn Grass Seed, and within a stone's throw 

of my Floracroft trial grounds 

Stokes' Standard Lawn Grass Seed 



Every one knows the charm of a beautiful suburban home surrounded by artistically treated grounds, and of its essential features none 
is so important as the beautiful, rich, smooth, velvety lawn. Plantings of shrubbery should be kept close to the buildings, or near the sides 
or corners of the grounds, leaving an unbroken stretch of turf to give character and dignity to the home. 

With care exercised in the preparation of the soil, being exceedingly careful that it has at least 6 inches to i foot of good, rich top soil, 
with the seed properly sown and rolled after seeding, a beautiful lawn can be had, ready for mowing in four or five weeks' time. 

A lawn grass mixture is much to be preferred to any single grass, as, if it is honestly made, the several varieties of grass which com- 
pose it mature at different seasons of the year, ihus keeping the green sward in good color and condition during the hot weather, not losing 
its color, as the single variety is liable to do, and making a much heavier and thicker turf. 

The following mixture can be absolutely relied on as being made up of the finest qualities of grass seed obtainable, free from weed 
seeds, and of the very best and highest germinating qualities. 

STOKES' STANDARD LAWN GRASS MIXTURE 

This is a well-balanced combination of all the best native and acclimated foreign fine-leaved grasses, blended until I have a mixture 
which will stand the extremes of the American climate, of heat, drought and cold ; a permanent, dense, ai.d deep-rooting turf. Qt. 20 cts. 
(postpaid, 30 cts.), 4 qts. 60 cts., pk. $1.10, bus. of 20 lbs. $4. 



STOKES' LAWN-RESTORING GRASS SEED. A mixture 
of grasses particularly suited to take firm hold and grow quickly 
on hard, worn-out or burnt spots. It is best to resow in the early 
spring, scratching the worn-out spots with the rake, sowing the 
seed thickly and then rolling. Some of the Lawn-Restoring Grass 
Seed should also be sown on the thin places all through the sum- 
mer. Qt. 25 cts., per bus. of 20 lbs. $4. 

WHITE DUTCH CLOVER FOR LAWNS. This is very largely 
used for lawn purposes and in mixing with lawn grass mixtures or 
for patching old lawns that need renewing. It is also very valu- 
able on land seeded with grass or grain, and can be sown from 
April 1 to September 1. Sow ten to twelve pounds per acre. Oz. 
5 cts., &lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. (by mail, 48 cts.), 5 lbs. $1.75, 10 lbs. 
S3. 30. bus. of 60 lbs. $18. 



EVERGREEN VELVET LAWN GRASS SEED. This is the 
mixture as heretofore sold by the above name and is a good mix- 
ture of native grasses. Qt. 15 cts. (postpaid, 30 cts.), 4 qts. 50 cts., 
pk. $1. bus. of 16 lbs. $3.50. 
STOKES* LAWN GRASS SEED FOR SHADY PLACES. 
A mixture of grasses that will thrive in a shady situation, under 
trees or close to walls. Qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. of 20 lbs. $5. 
PERMANENT GRASS SEED FOR GOLF LINKS.— Fair- 
Green Mixture. Specially prepared of the most enduring and 

serviceable grasses, without clovers. Sow four bushels to the 

acre. Bus. $2.75, 10 bus. and over, $2.60 per bus. 
Putting-Green Mixture. A carefully prepared combination of 

extra -fine round-leaved grasses that will make a close Fair-Green 

and lasting turf which will improve by tramping. Sow thickly. 

Qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. of 20 lbs. $5. 

STOKES' SPECIAL GRASS AND CLOVER MIXTURES 

The advantage of sowing grasses and clover seeds in mixtures has long been recognized, and the practice is increasing to a remarkable 
extent. I am always glad to give my customers the benefit of my experience, and will take pleasure in advising them as to suitable grasses 
for their soils and special conditions, if they will correspond with me in regard to it. 

Grass Mixtures for Permanent Pastures and Mowing Lands 

These famous mixtures are a well-balanced combination of a number of native and acclimated foreign grasses and clovers, blended so 
as to produce a permanent, dense and deep-rooted turf that will yield year after year the maximum quantity of hay, and afterward to 
afford, if desired, a constant and abundant pasture. The yield of hay under favorable conditions averages 3 to 4 tons per acre at the first 
cutting. After the hay crop is cut, the grass commences to grow at once, recovering its verdure in a few days, and affords excellent pas- 
turage even through dry summer weather. Both our No. 1 Mixture for Permanent Pastures and our No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing, 
if properly laid down, will maintain their valuable qualities 20 years or more if they are occasionally top-dressed with manure and 
occasionally sprinkled with grass seed. 



No. 1 Mixture for Permanent Pastures (but can be mown) 



Tall Meadow Oat Grass 
Crested Dog's Tail 
Sheep Fescue 
Meadow Fescue 



Orchard Grass White Clover 

Fancy Bed Top Red Clover 

Perennial Eye Grass Red Fescue 

Hungarian Brome Grass 

Sow 2 bushels to the acre. 



No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing (but can be grazed) 

Meadow Fescue Kentucky Blue Grass Fancy Red Top 

Orchard Grass Meadow Foxtail Red Clover 

Perennial Rye Grass Tall Meadow Oat Grass Timothy 

Per bus. $3, 10 bus. at $2.75 per bus. 
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Field of Aitalia grown by David Rooerts, Moorestown, N. 3. It was sown in August and the above photograph was taken in June 

Stokes* Superior Clover and Grass Seed 

Price* Subject to Market Changes — Write for Latest Quotations. If wanted by mail, add 8 cents per pound 



Alfalfa Clover, or Lucerne. Every farmer should endeavor to 
have at least a few acres of Alfalfa Clover. Sow in the spring or in 
August, as preferred, at the rate of 25 to 40 pounds per acre; see 
that soil is sweet and well manured. If your soil does not contain 
the proper bacteria, it can be assisted by the use of Farmogerm, 
see page 53. Lb. 25 cts., bus. about $14; write for prices. 

Alsike ( Trifolium hybridum). Very hardy perennial. Well adapted 
for mixing with other grasses. Taller than red clover and good for 
growing with timothy for mixed hay. Blossom heads valuable as 
bee food. Lb. 20 cts., bus. about $12; write for prices. 

Crimson, or Scarlet Clover ( Trifolium incarnatum) . An annual 
of strong, erect growth, 1 to 2 feet high; yielding 8 to 15 tons of 
green, or 2 to 3 tons of cured forage per acre. As a winter cover 
or soiling crop it is of great value, adding humus and nitrogen. Sow 
in fall at the rate of 12 to 15 lbs. of seed per acre, either broadcast 
or drilled in. Sown in spring, it is apt to flower and mature before 
making full growth. Lb. 12 cts., bus. about $9; write for prices. 



White Dutch or Lawn Clover. Largely used on lawns and for 
use on pasture lands it is extremely valuable. Sow 10 to 12 lbs. per 
acre on land seeded with grass or other grain from April 1 to 
September 1. Lb. 40 cts. (by mail, 48 cts.), 5 lbs. $1.75. 10 lbs. 
$3.30, bus. (60 lbs.) $18. Prices subject to change. 

Bokhara Clover, or Honey Plant (Melilotus alba). A strong- 
growing perennial of value for green manuring, especially South, 
also largely grown for the excellent food it affords throughout its 
season for bees. Lb 25 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 

Mammoth Red, or Pea-Vine Clover ( Trifolium pratense per- 
etme). Lb. 25 cts., bus. about $10, write for prices. 

Red Clover, Medium {Trifolium pratense). Seed is of high ger- 
mination, pure and free from weed seeds. Every care should be 
exercised in buying Red Clover, for there is always on the market, 
at a cheap price, large quantities badly infested with weed seeds 
and seed adulterated with Yellow Trefoil. Prices subject to change 
without notice. Lb. 25 cts., bus. about $10, write for price. 



ADD 10 CENTS PER POUND FOR CRASS SEEDS SENT BY MAIL 
All prices of grass seed subject to market fluctuations 



Canada Blue Grass (Poa compressa). Useful for sowing on hard clay and poor soil 

Creeping Bent Grass {Agroslis stolonifera) . Excellent for lawns 

Crested Dog's Tail ( Cynosurus cristatus) . Should enter in moderate quantity in permanent 
pasture and lawn mixtures . 

English Rye Grass (Lolium perenne) . Grows rapidly and makes a good showing within a 
month from time of sowing 

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue (Festuca ovina tenuifolia). The finest-bladed grass and valu- 
able only for lawns 

Hard Fescue (Festuca duriuscula) . A dwarf-growing grass, forming a dense, fibrous mat... 

Italian Rye Grass (Lolium Italicum). Thrives in almost any soil, and yields early and 
abundant crops. Sown in the fall, will produce an excellent hay crop the following season. 

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pratensis), Fancy or Double Extra Clean 

Meadow Fescue (Festuca pratensis) . Of great value in mixtures for permanent pasture. ... 

Meadow Foxtail ( Alopecurus pratensis) . One of the best grasses for permanent pasture... 

Orchard Grass (Dactylis glomerata). Valuable grass either for pasture or hay 

Red Top Grass (Agroslis vulgaris), Choice. Valuable either for hay or permanent pas- 
tures; reaches highest perfection on moist, rich soil 

Fancy or Extra Recleaned Red Top 

Rhode Island Bent Grass (Agroslis canina). A very fine variety for lawns 

Rough-Stalk Meadow Grass (P01 trivialis). Excellent for pastures and meadows, par- 
ticularly on damp soils 

Sheep's Fescue (Festuca ovina). Short and dense in growth ; excellent for sheep pastures. . 

Sweet Vernal (Antkoxanthum odoralum), True Perennial. Emits an agreeable odor .... 

Tall Meadow Fescue (Festuca elatior). Productive in pastures on wet or clay soils 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass (Avena elatior). Of rapid growth ; recommended for soiling and in 
permanent hay mixtures 

Timothy ( Ph/eum pratense) . The grade I offer is " choice " 

Wood Meadow Grass (Poa nemoralis) . Of early growth and thriving well under trees 

52 



Weight 
per bus. 
lbs. 


Quantity 
per acre 


Price 
per lb. 


Price 
per bus. 


Price per 
100 lbs. 


14 


3 bus. 


$0 20 


75 


S18 00 


20 


50 lbs. 


35 


6 25 


30 00 


21 


30 lbs. 


40 


7 50 


35 00 


24 


60 lbs. 


10 


2 00 


8 50 


H 


35 lbs. 


35 


4 5° 


?o 00 


12 


30 lbs. 


25 


3 00 


20 00 


is*; 


50 lbs. 


12 


1 90 


10 00 


14 


3 bus. 


30 


3 75 


26 00 


22 


40 lbs. 


40 


5 50 


35 00 




3 to 4 lbs. 


35 


2 50 


30 00 


14 


3 bus. 


22 


3 00 


20 CO 


14 


4 bus. 


15 


2 10 


12 00 


30 lbs. 


22 


7 00 


18 00 


14 


50 lbs. 


40 


4 75 


30 00 


14 


20 lbs. 


40 


5 00 


35 00 




35 lbs. 


22 


2 50 


20 00 


10 


3 lbs. mxd; 


75 


7 00 




14 


40 lbs. 


40 


5 00 


35 00 


10 


50 lbs. 


3° 


2 50 


22 00 


45 


23 lbs. 


12 


Write 


for price 


14 


30 lbs. 


65 


8 50 


60 00 



IP 



Stoker ^tandarr Seed^TH far^ and grass §eeds 



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ON FARM TOPICS 

Alfalfa. Its uses and how to grow it. F. D Coburn. 50 cts. 

Truck Farming in the South. A. Oemler. A practical treatise by a 

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valuable book for dairymen, by a man who knows. 364 pages. $1.50. 
Bommer's Method of Making Manures. 86 pages. Paper, 25 cts. 

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Cabbage and Cauliflower. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Celery Culture. A practical guide. 150 pages. Cloth. 50 cts. 
Market- Gardening, Success in. W. W. Rawson. $1. 
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New Onion Culture. T. Greiner. 50 cts. 
Onions. How to raise them profitably. 20 cts. 
Squashes. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Sweet Potato Culture. Fitz. 50 cts. 

The Forcing Book. Professor Bailey. Vegetables under glass. $1. 
Tomato Culture. W. W. Tracy. The whole story written by an ex- 
pert. 50 cts. 

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Biggie Berry Book. 50 cts. 

The Practical Fruit Grower. S. T. Maynard. 50 cts. 
Spraying Crops. When and How. 50 cts. 



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Money in Broilers and Squabs. M. K. Boyer. A very practical treat- 
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Biggie Poultry Book. 50 cts. 
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Leaflet Essays on Vegetables and Flowers 

Although cultural directions are given in this Catalogue, I have prepared a series of essays giving fuller instructions on the topics 
*iven below. These will be sent free to all purchasers of Stokes' seed when asked for with their seed orders. 



LEAFLETS ON VEGETABLES 

Asparagus, Cabbage and Cauliflower, Celery, Hotbeds and Coldframes, Lawns, Lettuce, Musk- 
melons and Watermelons, Mushroom Culture, Onions, Tomatoes, The Vegetable Garden, Vegetables 
under Glass. 

LEAFLETS ON FLOWERS 

Annuals from Seed, Asters, Bulbs, Canna, Dahlia, Ferns, Gladiolus, Hardy Perennials, Lily 
Culture for Greenhouse and Garden, The Pansy, Rose Culture, The Sweet Pea. 



" FARMOGERM " 



HICH-BRED NITROGEN- 
GATHERING BACTERIA 



Helps Make Poor Land Good 

Makes Good Land Produce Heavier Crops 

It is well known that nitrogen is the most expensive of fertilizing elements.' In the new 
" Farmogerm " we have a new bacteria culture, scientifically prepared, and unlike the other 
preparations that were offered ; it needs no treatment or development before using. It comes 
in sealed bottles in which the bacteria is placed on a jelly-like medium, and is ready for use 
simply by the addition of a little water, according to directions. 

By moistening the seed of any leguminous crop with the "Farmogerm" mixture not 
only is the immediate crop benefited, but the soil is enriched in nitrogen which will be avail- 
able for future crops for two or three successive seasons. "Farmogerm" is applicable to 
the following crops, and when ordering be sure to state for what crop "Farmogerm" is 
wanted : Alfalfa, Alsike, Crimson Clover, Red Clover, White Clover, Canadian Field Peas, 
Cow-Peas, Soy Beans, Velvet Beans, Vetch, Peanuts, Garden Beans, Garden Peas, Sweet Peas 
and other legumes. (Be sure and tell us for what crop it is wanted.) 

PRICE LIST 

Farmogerm is put up in bottles and is sent prepaid by mail as follows : Bottles to treat one 
acre of seed of Clover or Alfalfa, Garden Peas, Beans, Vetch, etc., $2; 5 -acre-size bottles $9; 
garden-size Peas, Beans and Sweet Peas, J^-size 25 cts.; garden-size, Peas, Beans and Sweet 
Peas, full-size 50 cts. 




Pea Vine on right has been treated with 
Farmogerm. The other planted same 
time without treatment. 



53 



mi 


WALTER P. STOKES 


219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 


1 



Specialties in Flower Seeds 



FOR OTHER VARIETIES OF FLOWER SEEDS, SEE PAGES 68 AND 69 



STOKES' SUPERB ASTERS 



ASK FOR LEAFLET 
IN ASTER CULTURE 



Asters are of easy culture and deservedly popular. Sow seed in March and April in coldframe or boxes in the house, covering them 
X A inch deep, and when plants have three or four leaves, transplant about 18 inches apart each way into well-prepared beds. Look out for 
the black Aster beetle when the buds first begin to come, picking them off by hand. 



Stokes* Standard 
Asters 

This is a strain of the Branch- 
ing Aster that, after careful test 
on my trial-grounds, produces 
the finest result of any Asters 
that I have ever seen, and this 
strain that I offer is, I believe, 
the very finest that can be 
grown. They are the best for 
the private garden and for the 
florist and farmer who grows 
flowers to sell in market, and 
they can be had, by successive 
sowings, in bloom from August 
until late in the fall. 

S. S., Pare White, Rose, 
Pink, Purple, Lavender, 
Crimson, Dark Violet, 
Mixed. 

Fkt. 10 cts.; 1 pkt. each of the 
7 varieties, 50 cts. 

Early Snowdrift 

Asters. ^he earliest Asfer 

in cu 1 1 i va t io n , 

while the flower is not sur- 
passed in beauty by any of the 
later varieties ; it has 12 to 20 
long, slender, upright stems,- 
crowned with immense, feath- 
ery, pure white flowers. Pkt. 
10 cts. 




Type of Stokes' Standard Aster. Pkt. 10 cts. 



lavender Gem Aster. The color ofthis new variety is 
- an exquisite shade of lavender, 

deepening with age. The plant is erect and of medium height, 
branching close to the ground. The flowers are borne in profu- 
sion on long, slender, wiry stems. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 for 25 cts. 

New Hercules White Aster. This . new Aster has a 

— — — — — — — — — — most imposing aspect. 

The flowers are of the purest white, with very long petals, ard 
attain the enormous diameter of 6 to 7 inches, and can be com- 
pared to the large exhibition flowers of the Giant Chrysanthe- 
mums. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

Semple's Late- flowering Branching Aster. 

The Branching Aster is very popular. The branching' habit is ac- 
companied with great vigor of growth and profusion of bloom. 
Flowers of extraordinary size and exceedingly graceful, and are 



borne erect on very long stems. 

Per pkt. 

Crimson So 10 

Lavender 10 

Purple 10 

New Crego Giant Asters. 



Per pkt. 

. .So 10 



Blooms until fall 
Rose 

Shell-Pink 10 

White 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 

These are the acme of 
perfection in Asters, at- 
taining a height of 2 feet, well branched with long, strong stems. 
Artistic, graceful flowers, rarely less than 4 inches across; as fine 
as any chrysanthemum. Keep longer in good condition when cut 
than any other Aster. Bloom from mid-August through September. 
Crego, Giant White. Pkt. to cts. 
Crego, Giant Shell-Pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 

FLORISTS' MIXTURE OF ASTERS. This is a mixture of all 
the best varieties of Asters suitable for cut-flowers, consisting 
principally of white, pink and the brightest red. with a small pro- 
portion of blue and purple and some intermediate shades. Large 
pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts. 



Per pkt. 

Blue $0 10 

Carmine io 



Four Beautiiul 
American Asters 

Most beautiful bushy, branch- 
ing Asters, growing about 2 feet 
high, with large double flowers, 
composed of incurved petals al- 
most as regularly placed as in a 
Dahlia. The 'flowers are borne 
upright on stiff, long stems, and 
the plants in bloom are charm- 
ing beyond description, and for 
cutting purposes there are no 
finer Asters grown. 
Purity. Glistening pure white. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Daybreak. Rosy shell -pink. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Violet King. Double violet. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Crimson King. Double crim- 
son. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Peony -Flowered 
Perfection Asters. 

A very favorite type. Thrifty 
upright plants; large fine flow- 
ers, with long incurved petals. 
The florists' Aster, and one of 
the finest. 

Per pkt. 

Snow- White $0 10 

Crimson 10 

Rose 10 

Violet 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 



Victoria Asters. 



A magnificent race of Asters. The col- 
ors include many delicate and some gor- 



geous shades ; flowers very double and 4 inches across, and from 
twenty to thirty in a single plant ; 15 to 18 inches high. 

Per pkt. Per pkt. 

Pure White So 10 Deep Scarlet So 10 

Deep Pink 10 Peach Blossom 10 

Light Blue 10 Choice Mixed Sorts 10 



Choice Mixed Sorts . . . 

Giant Comet, or Ostrich Plume Asters. 

A very beautiful and distinct class, with long curled and twisted 
petals formed into loose, yet dense half-globe, resembling the 
Japanese chrysanthemum. Very large and fine. 



Per pkt. 

Lavender So 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 



_ Pernkt. 

Pure White $0 10 

Crimson' 10 

Deep Pink 10 

Queen of the Mar ket Asters. Excepting Early 

^ ... Snowdrift, the ear- 
liest Aster known. Of dwarf branching habit, very double flowers ; 
valuable for cutting. A favorite florists' Aster for early market. 

Per pkt. 

Light Blue $0 10 

Purple 10 

Mixed 10 

H ohenZQllern Asters. An excellent cut-flower variety, 
with double curled petals, re- 
sembling a Japanese chrysanthemum. 
White, Crimson, Rose, Lavender, Choice Mixed. Each, pkt. 
10 cts. 



White . . . 

Pink 

Crimson . 



Per pkt. 
. . Jo 10 

10 

10 



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Stoke gr Standard &EED4, | flower seeds 




Alyssum on rocks 

AGERATUM 

Used largely for bedding and borders. It is exceedingly attractive 
when mingled with alyssum, candytuft or similar plants. p er 

Blue Perfection. Very dark blue; dwarf, finest of all $o 10 

Blue Star. A new variety. Tiny and compact, only 4 to 5 
inches high, densely covered with light blue flowers; splendid 

for edging and ribbon bedding 15 

Imperial Dwarf Blue. Clear blue. 8 inches 05 

Imperial Dwarf White. Pure white. 8 inches 05 

Princess Victoria Louise. Novelty. Center white, edged 

with blue. Very beautiful sort; dwarf 10 

Choice Mixed. ... per oz., 25 cts. . . 05 



ALYSSUM 




Giant Snapdragon 
(Queen Victoria) 



For borders, edgings, baskets, pots, 
rockwork or for cutting, should be used 
liberally. In borders sow thickly, so as 
to form masses. Sow very early in the 
spring. Cut back after the first flowers 
fade and others will come. Perpkt. 
Carpet of Snow (Procumbens). 
Very dwarf, only 2 to 3 inches high, 
and a veritable carpet of snow 
throughout the season ; fine for 

edging per oz., 35c. .$0 05 

Little Gem, or Compactum. 
Pure white ; a profuse bloomer, 
showing as many as three hundred 
heads of snow-white flowers at one 
time on one plant. Height 6 in- 
ches. Annual per oz., 35c. . . 05 

Sweet Alyssum .... per oz. , 20c. . . 05 



ANTIRRHINUM 

(Snapdragon) 

The Snapdragon is one of our finest 
perennials. If planted early, will flower 
the first year as an annual. The newer 
sorts are flowers of great variety of colors 
and markings and brilliancy, making 
rich spikes beautiful for cutting. Sow 
seed in the open ground, transplanting 
to 1 foot apart each way. Thev will 
bloom in July and August. 



GIANT-FLOWERED 

Flowers nearly double the size of the 
older sorts. Perpkt. 
Giant Delilah. Whiteand carmine. $0 10 
Giant Firefly. Scarlet and white. 10 
Giant Queen Victoria. Very- 
large; fine white. (See cut. ) 10 

Giant Scarlet 10 

Giant Yellow 10 

Giant Mixed Colors 10 

Dwarf Varieties Mixed 10 



BALSAM 

Sow in the open ground in May. Transplanting two or three times 
has a tendency to dwarf the plants into better shape, and is advan- 
tageous. Give them 
plenty of room, as they 
easily cover 12 to 18 
inches of space each 
way. 

Royal Camellia-flow- 
ered, Prize Mixed. 

A fine strain of very 
double flowers of ex- 
quisite shades. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Camellia, Pure White 
(alba perfecta). A 

really pure white, very 
double Balsam has 
long been a desidera- 
tum both for the pri- 
vate planter and the 
practical florist. Our 
stock of this grand 
acquisition is absolute 
perfection in snow- 
white color, size of 
bloom, doubleness 
and symmetry of 
plant. Pkt. 10 cts. 

The King. Glowing 
fiery red. Pkt. 10 cts. 

The Queen. Deep rose- 
pink; exquisite. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Double Mixed. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 50 cts. 




White Perfection Balsam 



CAMPANULA (Canterbury Bells) 

Should be more largely planted than they are. Some are hardy 
perennials and some biennials. Should be sown outdoors early in 
July and thin or transplant to temporary quarters until October. 
Transplant them 6 or 8 inches apart in a coldframe, where they will 
make large plants by spring, and are as easily cared for as pansies. 
Transplant in the spring 18 or 20 inches apart in beds where they 
are to bloom. Or, if sown very early in the spring, the hardy per- 
ennial sorts will bloom early the next year. 

CANTERBURY BELLS (Campanula Medium). Bloom first 

year if sown early. Per pkt. 

Blue $0 05 

White 05 

Rose 05 

Mixed 05 

Double Blue 10 

Double White. Pkt. 

10 cts. 
Double Rose. Pkt. 

10 cts. 
Double Mixed. Pkt. 

10 cts. 

CUP AND SAUCER 

( C. calycanthema) . 
Symmetrical plant 
often with 30 or 40 
flowers open at the 
same time on a single 
plant. Flowers are 
large, resembling a 
cup and saucer. 
Colors blue, rose, lilac 
and white. Pkt. 10 cts. 
PYRAMIDALIS, 
Mixed. A grand sort, 
known as the Pyrami- 
dal Bellflower. Color 
blue or white; plants 
grow about 4 feet high, 
of elegant pyramidal 
form, bearing thous- 
ands of exquisite bell- 
shaped flowers. Pkt. 
5 cts. 

Pyramidalis alba. A 

white sort of above. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 




Campanula pyramidalis 



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CANDYTUFT 

One of the best white-flower- 
ing plants for edging, bedding, 
massing and for cutting. Sow out- 
doors where they are to bloom. 

Crimson. Very beautiful ; large 
crimson trusses ; showy and 
fine, i ft. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

New Empress, or Giant 
White Hyacinth-flowered. 

One of the finest varieties of 
recent introduction. Theplant 
is of a very branching habit, 
and assumes when fully grown 
and covered with its large 
trusses of pure white flowers, 
a very handsome candelabrum- 
like aspect. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
40 cts. 

White Rocket. Large trusses 
of pure white flowers. 1 ft. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

White Tom Thumb. A new 

dwarf variety, growing about 
6 inches high, branching into a 
handsome bush about 16 
inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 25 cts. 

Lavender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 23 cts. 

Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts. 

CENTAUREA (Cornflower) 

Very attractive, exquisite blue-colored flowers of easiest culture ; 
one of the most attractive and graceful of all the old-fashioned flow- 
ers. Sow early in the spring in the beds where they are to bloom. 




Candytuft, New Empress. Pkt. 10 cts. 



CENTAUREA CYANUS 

Emperor William. Fine sky-blue per oz. 

Double Blue. Fine " 

Alba pura. Pure white " 

Rose " 

Double Mixed Sorts 



Per pkt. 
30 cts . .$0 05 
30 cts. . . 05 
30 cts. . . 05 
30 cts. . . 05 
25 cts. . . 05 



GIANT 

IMPERIAL SWEET SULTAN 

(Centauna Imperialis) 

These are a grand improvement over 
the old Sweet Sultan, producing long- 
stemmed blossoms 3 to 4 inches across 
— graceful, airy and deliciously fragrant. 
If cut when scarcely opened, they last 
ten days in water. 

Per pkt. 

Alba. Finest pure white $0 10 

Favorita. Rosy lilac 10 

Splendens. Rich dark purple . . 10 
Chameleon. Pale yellow, chang- 
ing to rose 10 

Suaveolens. Yellow 05 

Imperial, Mixed Colors 10 

SILVER-LEAVED CENTAUREA 

(Dusty MiUer) 

These are white-leaved perennial va- 
rieties, much used for ribbon borders 
and edgings of beds, not being allowed 
to bloom. Succeeds anywhere. 
Candidissima. Entire plant silvery 
white. Leaves much divided ; flow- 
ers purple. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Gymnocarpa. Whole plant velvety 
white ; leaves silvery gray, finely 
divided; flowers rose -violet. Pkt. 
10 cts. 




New Carnation, Giants of Nice. Pkt. 20 cts. 



CARNATION SEED 

It is very interesting to grow 
Carnations from seed. The Mar- 
guerite Carnations are especially 
adapted for outdoor culture, 
growing them as annuals from 
seed sown in the spring. The 
plants begin to bloom in about 
four months. When well started 
the young plants should be trans- 
planted to stand twelve inches 
apart. They are quite hardy, 
flowering the first season until 
late in the fall, and will live out 
all winter if given the protection 
of a mulch of long, strawy ma- 
nure. 

GIANT MARGUERITE. 

Without exception, these are 
the most abundant bloomers 
of all the Carnation Pinks. 
The flowers are of brilliant col- 
ors, ranging through many 
beautiful shades of red, pink, 
white, variegated, etc. ; they 
are of perfect form and large 
size. Those sown in spring 
commence flowering in early 
summer, and continue to bloom 
in lavish profusion until 
checked by frost. Pkt. 10 cts., 
3pkts. 25 cts. Per pkt. 

Crimson $0 10 

White 10 

Rose 10 

Striped 10 

NEW DWARF LARGE-FLOWERING MARGUERITE. 

An improvement on the above in size of flower ; dwarfer and 

more stocky plants 15 

Finest German Double Mixed. Saved from extra choice 

named double flowers 10 

New Carnation, GIANTS OF NICE. A new giant strain 
of perpetual Carnations, introduced by a celebrated French 
specialist. It is unquestionably the finest of the perpetual 
class, attaining an immense size 
and beginning to bloom almost 
as early as the Carnation Mar- 
guerite, and producing nearly 
100 per cent double flowers with 
a large percentage of yellows. 
They are profuse bloomers, de- 
liciously fragrant, and contain a 
magnificent variety of colors and 
markings. As the flowers last a 
long time after being cut, they 
will be found equally valuable to 
the florist and private gardener 
for open ground or pot culture. . 

3 pkts. 50 cts,. . 20 
THE GUILLAUD, or RI- 
VIERA MARKET. TheGuil- 
laud Pinks bloom profusely in 
the summer and autumn from 
spring-sown seed. The flowers 
are very large, of perfect shape, 
very fragrant. They contain 
flowers of clear yellow and oth- 
ers with yellow stripes 20 

CHABAUD'S GIANT FANCY 
PERPETU AL-F LOWER- 
ING. The latest creation of a 
famous French specialist, sur- 
passing all other Carnations in 
richness and variety of coloring. 
It has all the qualities of the old 
Perpetual Carnation, flowering 
continuously six months after 
sowing the seed. The immense 
double blooms frequently have 
fringed edges, some rich solid 
colors, others tinted and blended. 
Very sweet perfume 15 



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SipiE § ; (Standarb (SeedITII flower seeds 



COCKSCOMB (Cciosia) 

Very interesting old-fashioned flowers, some varieties producing 
the large Cockscomb of rich scarlet, others the beautifully plumed 
and richly colored varieties. The tall, plumed sorts should be planted 
in groups. Sow where they are to bloom, but transplant into rich 
soil about the time the combs begin to form, and the heads will be 
much larger. 

CRESTED (Celosia cristata) Per Pkt. 

Variegata. Crimson and gold fo 05 

Glasgow Prize. Immense crimson 10 

Empress. Mammoth bright combs, bronze foliage 10 

Cristata. Mixed ; 05 

PLUMED (Celosia plumosa) 

Pink Plume (Spicata). The flowers of this charming Celosia 

open of a fresh bright 
rose tint and the lower 
involucres change 
gradually to a silvery 
white, thus presenting 
to the eye a most 
charming combination 
of color. The elegant 
long-stemmed flowers 
preserve their beauty 
even in unfavorable 
weather, and are ex- 
cellent for making up 
bouquets, etc. I n 
addition to this they 
are very suitable for 
drying, and as the 
plant blooms for a 
very long period, it is 
equally valuable both 
for the open border 
and for culture in 
pots. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Crimson Plume 
( T ho m p soil i Crim- 
son). Of pyramidal- 
growth, attaining a 
height of a little more 
than 2 feet, and pro- 
ducing graceful , feath- 
ery plumesof the most 
brilliant crimson. In sunlight the rich color of the flower-spikes is 
beautifully contrasted with the bronze-colored foliage. Pkt. 10 cts., 
% 02., 25 cts. 

Golden Plume. Bright golden yellow plumes. Pkt. 10 cts., Moz. 
25 cts. 

Thompsoni Mixed. The grandest strain of Cockscomb, with 
feathery plumes, yet introduced. Truly wonderful plants for the 
garden or pots. Our mixture includes every shade from golden 
yellow to blood-red. 2 feet. Pkt. 10 cts. 

COSMOS 

One of our favorite fall flowers. The newest varieties have added 
much to its beauty. Should be planted in broad masses or along 
borders, against evergreens or fences. Start the seed early in the 
house or frame, transplanting to the open ground. If topped or 
pinched back when half-grown, the plants will bloom earlier and be 
in better shape. pgr pkt 

Mammoth Perfection. A vast improvement over the old 
sort ; flowers double the size, the petals being broad and over- 
lapping, forming a perfectly round flower. Fine for cutting 
for bouquets and vases, keeping several days in water, and 
lasting outdoors until cut down by frost. Mixed $0 10 

Mammoth Perfection, Pure White 10 

" " Pink 10 

" " Crimson 10 

Dawn, New Early Dwarf Large-flowering. More bushy 
and compact than the older varieties, and grows only about 
4 feet, while all others attain a height of 6 to 7 feet. The flow- 
ers are fully as large as those of the old sort, pure white, with 
a tinge of rose. They commence to bloom in July and last 
until frost 10 

Lady Lenox. Flowers of enormous size, with wide over-lap- 
ping petals, color a deep beautiful rose-pink 10 




Celosia spicata (Pink Plume) 



CHRYSANTHEMUM 

SINGLE-FLOWERING VARIETIES p erp kt. 
Evening Star. Golden yellow flowers, 3 to 4 inches across. . $0 10 

Morning Star. Large cream-yellow 10 

Single-Flowering Mixed 05 

DOUBLE-FLOWERING VARIETIES 

Bridal Robe ( Chrysanthemum Inodorum fl pi ). Pure white. 

Densely double perfectl}' formed flowers of purest white ; 

finely cut fern-leaved foliage y&oz. 25 cts. . 10 

Double-Flowering Varieties Mixed 05 

PERENNIAL VARIETIES 

Paris Daisy, or Marguerite ( Chrysanthemum Frutescens 
grandiflorum) . White with yellow eye ic 

Yellow Paris Daisy (Chrysanthemum Comlesse de Cham-) 
bord). Beautiful clear yellow 10 

Shasta Daisy. The great white California Daisy, magnificent 
white flowers 4 inches or more across 10 

DELPHINIUM (Perennial Larkspur) 

One of the most exquisite blue-tinted flowers that we have. 
Burbank's Hybrids. A splendid strain of these noble plants 

with a great variety of colors and markings. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Giant Double Hybrids. Magnificent stately plants, growing 5 to 

8 feet high, with great flowering spikes. Pkt. 5 cts. 

DIGITALIS (Foxglove) 

Particularly desirable for growing among shrubbery or in masses 
along walks or drives. In rich soils the spikes attain a height of 2 or 
3 feet. Seed sown outdoors in the spring and the seedling trans- 
planted where they are to grow will make fine flowering stalks the 
next season. p er p k t 

Mixed , . . $0 05 

Gloxinioides, Mixed. Beautiful plants, well furnished with 
large gloxinia-like flowers of a great range of colors, with 
beautiful throat markings, spots and blotches of purple, 
maroon, etc 05 

DAISY (Bellis) 

Perennials, but will flower the same season if sown early, though 
it is preferable to sow in the fall, and winter the plants over in cold- 
frames. Very popular and desirable. p er p kt. 
Giant White. Very large flowers on extra-long stems. Ex- 
ceptional value for cutting $0 15 

Giant Rose. Same as above, except it is a beautiful bright 

rose color 20 

Longfellow. Large; double; pink 10 

Snowball. Large; double; white 10 

Double Mixed 10 



Florists, Attention 

The Double- 
Flowering Chry- 
santhemum, "Bridal 
Robe," listed near 
the top of this 
column, is a beau- 
tiful, pure white 
flower, very useful 
in making bouquets 
or in design work 
for mid-summer. I 
know you will be 
pleased with it. 

Pkt. 10c 1-8 oz. 25c 




Mammoth Perfection Cosmos 



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DIANTHUS, or PINKS 

The family of Pinks is unrivaled for brilliancy and rich variety of 
color, blooming profusely until late in the autumn, rendering them 
one of the most satisfactory of all our annuals for garden decoration. 
Height, about i foot. 

DOUBLE ANNUALS 

Chinensis fl. pi. (China Pink). Large, double, fragrant flow- Pet- 
ers. Mixed per oz., 25 cts. ..$0 05 

Diadematis fl. pi. (Double Diadem Pink). Densely double 
flowers 3 inches in diameter; beautiful tints of crimson, lilac, 
purple, outer edges fringed with white. 6 inches. .. oz., 75c. . . 05 

Fireball. Fiery scarlet per oz., 75 cts. . . 05 

Imperialis ( Double Imperial Pink) " 40 cts... 05 

Japan Pink (Dianthus Heddewigi fl. pi.). Mixed. Extra 
fine per oz., 75 cts. . . 05 

Laciniatus £1. pi. (Double Fringed Japan Pink). Large, 
double showy flowers, with fringed edges; various colors and 
beautifully striped per oz., 75 cts.. . 05 

Mourning 'Cloak. Rich blackish velvety crimson, margined 
with pure white 05 

ROYAL. PINK (Dianthus Heddewigi nobilis). The flowers 
are very large and the petals are frilled and fringed. The 
colors are of a deep yet very bright blood-red, then shade to 
carmine and pink and even white 10 

SALMON QUEEN. This beautiful double annual Pink has 
finely fringed flowers of a fier}' salmon-red, turning to a charm- 
ing salmon-pink as they get older. Plants are 10 to 12 inches 
high and bloom profusely throughout the whole season 10 

Snowball. A beautiful double white 10 

SINGLE ANNUALS 

Crimson Belle. Magnificent large, single fringed flowers of 

lustrous velvety crimson 05 

Eastern Queen. Immense single flowers, beautifully fringed, 
marbled and suffused with carmine rose, mauve and lilac ... 05 

Queen of Holland. Pure white 05 

Laciniatus, Mixed Colors. Single fringed per oz., 40c. . 05 

Heddewigi, Mixed Colors (Single Japan Pinks). A mag- 
nificent strain, the flowers averaging 2 to 3 inches across, of 

many exquisite colors per oz., 40 cts... 05 

Salmon Queen. A new variety; brilliant salmon color 10 

STAR PINK (D. stellaris). This novelty represents a new 
class of the Chinese Pink. Each single flower has the form of 
a five or six-rayed star, hence the name Star Pink. They 
bloom continuously from June to October, with a matchless 
display of color and variety of markings 10 

HARDY PERENNIALS 

Plumarius (Pheasant's Eye). A beautiful single, hardy Pink, 

with fringed-edged white flowers, with a dark center 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 05 

Plumarius fl. pi. Double and semi-double varieties 10 

Fine Garden, or Clove-scented Pinks (Hortensis Varie- 
ties). Beautiful double mixed colors 10 

Latifolius atro-coccineus fl. pi. H.P. A hybrid between 
the China Pink and Sweet William. The heads of brilliant 
red flowers are quite double. Will flower the first season from 
seed 10 



FORGET-ME-NOT (Myosotis) 

These quaint little hardy perennials love cool, moist soils, and, like 
pansies, bloom most freel}- in the fall and early spring. Excellent 
for borders, edgings, or will bloom nicely in winter in a cool room 
in pots. Once established, they self-seed themselves. Sow in the 
spring in warm, sunny border. p er pjj t 

Palustris. The true Forget-me-not; beautiful blue So 10 

Dissitiflora. Large, blue flowers, compact and very early ... 10 
ALPESTRIS VARIETIES — 

Victoria. Of bushy habit; large, bright azure-blue flowers; 

very fine 10 

Blue 05 

Rose 05 

Mixed 05 

HOLLYHOCK 

Stately, old-fashioned perennials, but most beautiful when seen in 
groups or long rows, with a background of evergreen or shrubbery. 
Seed should be sown in April or May to bloom the next year, giving 
a foot or more space each way for development. An occasional 
spraying with Bordeaux mixture will help to keep down the Holly- 
hock rust, which is sometimes troublesome. p er p^t 
NEW MAMMOTH-FLOWERING ALLEGHENY HOL- 
LYHOCK. The flowers of this new variety are from 4 to 6 
inches in diameter, ranging from semi-double to double, and 

finely fringed and curled 3 pkts., 25 cts.. .$0 10 

CHATER'S PRIZE DOUBLE. A magnificent strain of 
pure double-flowering sorts. 

Red 10 

Pink 10 

White 10 

Yellow 10 

Salmon 10 

Crimson 10 

Mixed 10 

EVERBLOOMING ANNUAL HOLLYHOCK. This new 
strain of Hollyhock resembles the old-fashioned perennial 
variety both in flower and habit of plant. They do not grow 
so tall as the perennials, but the flowers are very large and 
of many beautiful colors, both semi-double and double. They 
bloom in August and September from seed sown in the spring 
in the open ground 10 



LARKSPUR 

Annual Sorts 



The Larkspurs are of 
long-continued bloom, 
keeping up a bright dis- 
play of flowers until cut 
down by frost. The 
" Giant Hyacinth-flow- 
ered" type have splen- 
did' flowers, very large 
and double, borne on 
spikes like immense 
Hyacinths. Seed sown 
in the spring will pro- 
duce flowers by July, 
blooming till frost. 
Giant Double Hya- 

cin th-flowered. 

Dark blue. Pkt. 10c. 
Giant Double Hya- 

cint h-flowered. 

Light blue. Pkt. 10c. 
Emperor, Mixed. A 

grand tvpe. 2 feet. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Giant Double Hy- 
brids. 2 to 3 feet. 

Pkt. 10 ct«.. Koz. 20c. 
Dwarf German 

Rocket. 18 inches. 

Pkt. 5 cts., 54 oz. 15 cts. 



Try these Giant 
Hyacinth - flowered 
Larkspurs. They 
are fine. 




Allegheny Hollyhock. Pkt. 10 c»s. 



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GLOWING BALL 

{Kochia trichophylla) 

Is an annual and grows easily 
and quickly from seed sown in the 
open ground. It grows 2 to 2 54 feet 
high, with many slender branches 
pressed close to the main stem. A 
singular feature of this plant is 
that it always keeps a globular 
form, even when very small, a row 
of them making a very striking 
object all through their growth. 
They area beautiful, light, feathery 
green until September, when the 
whole plant becomes a mass of 
small scarlet flowers, the bushy 
plant resembling balls of fire. They 
should be planted at least 2 to 3 
feet apart each way ; or, the seed 
can be sown in masses, as in the 
fall of the year a solid mass of 
them is very handsome. Very 
highly recommended. Pkt. 10 cts., 
l Aoz. 25 cts. 

LOBELIA 

A charming little plant, blooming 
quickly from seed and all through 
the season. Valuable for edgings, 
baskets and pots. Sow outdoors 
in the spring where the plants are 
to grow. 

COMPACT VARIETIES (Lobelia compacla) 
4 to 6 inches high. 

Crystal Palace. Rich blue 

Emperor William. Dwarf light blue 

Mixed 




Glowing Ball (Kochia scoparia) at Floracroft. Pkt. 10c. 



Compact plants 
Per pkt. 
$0 10 



ERINUS, or TRAILING VARIETIES. Used for vases or 

hanging basets or rockeries. 

Speciosa Crystal Palace. Deep blue 

Gracilis. Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Prima Donna. Velvety crimson. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Royal Purple. Purple, with white 

eye. Pkt. 10 cts. 
White Gem. Pure white. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

MARIGOLD 

Well-known annuals. Very free-flow- 
ering and of easy culture. The African 
varieties have large yellow or orange- 
colored flowers, and are adapted to large 
beds. The French are dwarfer in growth, 
with beautiful striped flowers, and are 
better suited to pot culture. 

AFRICAN Perpkt . 
Eldorado. Flowers 3 to 4 inches in 

diameter, perfectly and extremely 

double. Every shade $0 05 

Large Double Mixed African. 

Large; orange, brown and yellow 05 

FRENCH 

Gold Striped. Double dwarf; 
brownish red, striped golden yel- 
low 05 

Little Brownie (Legion d'Hon- 
neur). Charming, compact little 
bushes. Flowers single, golden 
yellow, with large spot of crimson- 
velvet 05 

Gold Ring. This charming variety 
is a fine match to the old Legion 
of Honor in growth, height and 
free-flowering qualities. In color 
it is dark velvety brown, each petal 
gracefully surrounded with a dis- 
tinct gold ring 3 pkts. 25c. . . 10 

Dwarf French Mixed. .. oz. 15c. . . 05 



05 



05 



MIGNONETTE 

(Reseda) 

Sow in pots or boxes under 
glass in February or March. Pot 
off the seedlings to make good 
plants for bedding out in April. 
Again sow outdoors in April and 
about every few weeks for succes- 
sion, and you will have exquisite 
bloom, with fragrant flowers, until 

frost. „ , L 

Per pkt. 

Sweet-scented... 02. ioc...$o 05 
Machet. Very compact ; 
fine for pot culture ; red. . . 

per oz. 60c. . 10 
Golden Machet. Fine yel- 
low 10 

Bismarck. Very large; fine 

for pot culture 10 

Miles' Hybrid Spiral. Pure 

white 05 

Red Victoria. Dwarf, 
branching habit; very 
sweet red flowers 10 

Allen's Defiance. Im- 
mense spikes, 12 to 15 
inches long ; very fragrant. 10 
Red Goliath. Large spikes 
6 to 8 inches long ; color fire-red, with rich green foliage ; very 
fragrant ; fine for cutting 15 




NIGELLA (Love-in-a-Mist) 

Miss Jekyll. From Messrs. Sutton & Son, the celebrated 
seedsmen of England, comes this new Nigella, or Love-in-a- 
Mist. It is of a most attracti ve'annual, growing easily from 
seed and having a great abund- 
ance of long-stemmed flowers, 
which are the most beautiful corn- 
flower blue, prettily set in its 
slender foliage. Sow in the open 
ground in April 10 



NICOTIANA 

Sanderae. A novelty. Most showy 
and profuse-flowering garden an- 
nuals giving a continuous display 
of brilliant flowers through sum- 
mer and autumn ; easily grown 
from seed, commencing to flower 
in a few weeks from sowing, 
thriving in a sunny position in any 
good garden soil. The plants, of , 
branching, bushy habit, 2 to 3 feet 
high, carry the flowers in clusters, 
the whole being literally ablaze 
with them, thousands being borne 
on a single plant during the sea- 
son; the glorious effect in the gar- 
den is unsurpassable 10 

Affinis. The popular free-flower- 
ing variety ; fragrant star-shaped 
white flowers ; annual ; 3 feet 
high 05 

Affinis hybrida. New hybrids, 
producing an abundance of large, 
fragrant flowers of various colors, 
ranging from white to pink, red 
and violet 15 



"STOKES' STANDARD' 



Nigella, Miss Jekyll. Pkt. 10 cts. 



means the best always, 
pendable kind. 



The de- 



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NASTURTIUMS 



A marvelous range of new colors has been developed in this favorite flower, which is in constant bloom throughout the season, and if 
these are kept well picked so that the plant cannot produce seed they will continue to flower until frost. No other annual flower seed will 
produce such a lavish profusion of bloom for so long a time and with the same small outlay of care and attention. Thin, poor soil, if possi- 
ble disintegrated rock, is the best soil, as this produces the maximum of bloom. Soils in which manure has been used heavily causes the 
plant to produce a heavy growth of leaves at the expense of blossoms. They are also in such soils apt to rot off in wet weather, especially 
if the plants have been left standing close to one another. You cannot have too many Nasturtiums. Plant them along fences, hedges, or 
wherever it is desired to have a bunch of bright color. 

Tall, or Climbing Nasturtiums 

Besides their ordinary garden use for trailing over 
fences, trellises, stone walls, etc., these can also be 
grown as pot-plants for winter flowering, as screens, 
or as trailers for hanging baskets and vases. 
STOKES' STANDARD TALL MIXED, or 
CLIMBING NASTURTIUMS. This mixture is 
composed of the finest and most distinct varieties 
grown in choice mixture, with the addition of the 
finest named sorts, including the Lobbianum varie- 
ties, the hybrids of Mine. Gunther, etc., and it is un- 
equaled in this class of Nasturtiums. Large pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. 15 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Per pkt. Oz. 
Jupiter. New giant-flowered, beautiful 

golden yellow So 05 $0 10 

Chameleon. Various 05 10 

Chocolate 

Dark Crimson 

Hemisphaericnm. Orange and pink.. 

King Theodore. Black 05 

Orange 05 

Pearl. Whitish 05 

Scarlet 05 

Schillingi. Yellow, spotted 05 

Striped 05 

Vesuvius. Salmon; dark-leaved 05 

YeUow .... 
Mixed 




05 
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J^lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. . . 



05 
05 



Swarf Nasturtiums 



Dwarf, or Tom Thumb Nasturtiums 

These have a neat, compact habit and attractive foliage, are not 
disturbed by insects, bloom in two months from seed, and most pro- 
fusely till frost. 

STOKES' STANDARD DWARF MIXED NASTURTIUMS. 

This mixture is composed of the choicest large-flowering named 
varieties and grown both in mixture and separate strains prop- 
erly blended. Large pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. 15 cts., %\b. 
25 cts., lb. 85 cts. Per pkt. Oz. 

Aurora. Yellow, veined $0 05 $0 10 

Beauty. Yellow and scarlet 

Chameleon. Splashed with crimson, bronze and yellow 

Coeruleo-roseum. Bluish rose 

Crimson 

Crystal Palace Gem. Yellow and carmine spotted. . 

Empress of India. Deep crimson; fine dark foliage. 

Golden Cloth. Golden yellow leaves, scarlet flowers. 

Golden King. Golden yellow leaves and flowers 

King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 

King Theodore. Black, velvety 

Lady Bird. Yellow and red spotted 

Lilliput. Mixed, very dwarf 

Prince Henry. Light yellow, marbled scarlet 

Rose 

Ruby King. Dark red 

Spotted. Yellow with brown 

White, or Pearl 

Yellow 

Mixed X lb. 20 cts. , lb. 65 cts. . . 



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New Variegated-leaved 
Nasturtiums 

The leaves of these new Hybrid Nasturtiums do not 
grow so large as the common flowering Nasturtiums, 
but they present a most beautiful appearance, every 
leaf being variegated with white, green and yellow 
colors, but each leaf seems to differ from another so 
the plant presents a most varied aspect. Most of the leaves are 14 
to % white and yellow, others are mostly green but blotched and 
striped with yellow and white, others are mostly pure yellow with 
stripes of green. The flowers are large and full and of various col- 
ors from pale yellow to the deepest maroon. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Tall Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Lobb's Nasturtiums (Trapaeolum Lobbianum, etc.) 

This class is remarkable for the intensely brilliant colors of its 
flowers, which are a trifle smaller than those of other sorts. In 
moderately rich soil they climb high and bloom brilliantly. Aver- 
age height, 6 feet. Per pkt 

Asa Gray. Yellowish white $0 05 

Crown Prince of Prussia. Blood-red 05 

Crystal Palace. Scarlet 05 

Fulgens. Dark scarlet 05 

Giant of Battles. Sulphur and red 05 

Lilli Schmidt. Scarlet 05 

Lucifer. Very dark scarlet 05 

Marguerite. Pale yellow, flushed blood-red 05 

Primrose. Cream, with brown spots 05 

Roi des Noirs. Almost black 05 

Spitfire. Brilliant scarlet 05 

Finest Mixed Khb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25.. 05 

NEW CLIMBING NASTURTIUM, Hybrids of Madam 
Gunther. A strain of French origin, remarkable for the wide 
range of exquisite colors ; striped and blotched, mottled and varie- 
gated in the most fantastic manner. Fine for porches, vases or 
trailing on the ground. Pkt. 5c, oz. 15c, Khb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
IVY-LEAVED. A fine new strain with dark green ivy-like leaves 
and beautiful laciniated deep scarlet flowers. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c. 



Oz. 
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PANSY The Favorite Flower 

For early outdoor bedding the seed is sown in August or September in a coldframe, setting the plants 2 to 3 inches apart each way. In 
the spring three-quarters of them can be lifted out for bedding and the rest left to bloom in the frame, covering the blooming plants with 
sash and covering this in severe weather but giving plenty of fresh air on mild days. The spring sowing should be made early. Seed sown 
in a cool, moist place in June will give flowering plants for fall. If they come into bloom in the heat of summer, the flowers will be small, 
but as the weather becomes cooler, they increase in size and beauty. Early fall sowings give the finest flowers. 

PANSIES IN MIXTURES 

STOKES' STANDARD MIXED PANSY is the finest strain 
of Giant Pansies it is possible to produce. It is a blend of all that 
is finest in Pansies from France, England and Germany. It is 
absolutely unrivaled in range of magnificent colors, size and sub- 
stance. To this mixture I am constantly adding the newest novel- 
ties as they are introduced, and my customers can confidently 
rely upon getting all the finest it is possible to procure in this 
choice blend. Pkt. 20 cts., 2 pkts. 35 cts., J^oz. $1.10, oz. $6. 

Kingly Collection of Giant Pansies, Mixed. A most excellent 

strain, the same as has been sold for years by the late firm of 

Johnson & Stokes, and has given great satisfaction. Pkt. 20 cts., 

Vsoz. $1, oz. $5. Per pkt. 

Giant Mme. Perret. A magnificent giant strain of rare ex- 
cellence; very early, vigorous and a rich combination of 

colors $0 20 

Giant Odier. Large blotched show Pansies; extra 10 

Bugnot's Superb Blotched. Saved from a fine collection. . 15 
Giant Trimardean. Choice mixed flowers of an immense 

size and beautiful colors 10 

Cassier's Giant Blotched. Unsurpassed quality, rich colors 20 
Masterpiece. A magnificent giant variety, with curled petals 

and wide range of rich colors 15 

Orchid-flowered. New. Rare shades 20 

English Large-flowering. Fine mixed 10 

Fine Mixed os 



NAMED GIANT SORTS 

Giant Adonis. Beautiful light blue 10 

" Prince Bismarck. Beautiful brown shades 10 

" Striped. Very effective 10 

" Peacock. Ultramarine-blue, claret and white ; extra. . 10 

" Emperor William. The best blue 10 

" Parisian. Stained; great diversity of gay colors; 

mostly five-blotched flowers ; fine 10 

" Fairy Queen. Light blue, white edged 10 

" Lord Beaconsfield. Purple, white petals 10 

" White. With purple eye ; beautiful 10 

" Yellow. With dark eye ; very fine 10 

" King of the Blacks 10 

" Golden Queen. Pure yellow; no eye 10 

" Dark Blue 10 

" Snow Queen. Pure white ; extra 10 

" Hortensia. New. Red shades 10 

" President Carnot. White, with violet blotches 10 

" Five-Blotched Yellow (Pres. McKinley!. Beauti- 
ful golden yellow; each petal containing a large red- 
dish brown blotch 25 

NAMED SORTS IN SEPARATE COLORS 

BEST FOR BEDDING Per pkt. 
Azure-Blue $0 05 

Black (Faust) 05 

Bronze 05 

Emperor Frederick. New. Dark red 05 

Emperor William. Ultramarine-blue 05 

Fire Dragon. Fiery orange and bronze 05 

Gold Margined 05 

Lord Beaconsfield. Deep purple-violet 05 

Meteor. New. Bright brown 05 




Type of Stokes' Standard Pansy 

NAMED SORTS IN SEPARATE COLORS, continued Per pkt 

Prince Bismarck. Beautiful golden bronze $0 05 

Prince Henry. Dark blue ; beautiful 10 

Quadricolor, or Pheasant's Eye (Rainbow)- Beautiful.... 05 

Red Victoria. New. Very fine 05 

Snow Queen. Satiny white 05 

Striped and Mottled. Large-flowered 05 

White. With eye 05 

Yellow. With eye 05 

Yellow. Pure 05 



Have some Pansy plants ready to set out after you take up your Tulip or Hyacinth beds in the early spring. They will be a 

delight all through April and May 



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219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



PETUNIA 



One of the easiest grown annuals. Can be sown where they are to 
grow or can be started in a coldframe and transplanted for earlier 
bloom. Seed of the double varieties should be very carefully sown, 
as they are less vigorous, and be sure that you save all of the weak- 
est, poorest seedlings, as they probably are the best double flowers. 

SINGLE PETUNIAS (For Bedding) Perpkt. 
Dwarf Inimitable. Dwarf plants, 6 to 8 inches high; flowers 
cherry-red, with a white center; splendid for edgings, mass- 
ing, etc $o io 

Striped and Blotched. Extra strain 05 

Alba. White; suitable for cemetery 05 

Choice Single Mixed per Koz. 20c... 05 

Snowball. A new very dwarf Petunia. Its well-shaped, beau- 
tiful satiny white flowers cover the whole plant with one mass 
of bloom. Adapted for bedding or pot 
culture. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Howard Star. Dwarf ; resembling a 
five-rayed star. Pkt. 10 cts. 

SINGLE LARGE-FLOWERING 
PETUNIAS 

Grandiflora vinosa. Large-flowering ; 

finest shade of color, beautifully veined. 

Pkt. 20 cts. 
Grandiflora fimbriata. A fine strain, 

with handsomely frilled and fringed 

flowers. Pkt. 20 cts. 
Giants of California. A California 

strain of incomparable beauty, size and 

luxuriance. The flowers are exquisitely 

ruffled or fringed on the edges and are 

enormous. Pkt. 25 cts. 

DOUBLE-FLOWERING 
PETUNIAS 

Double Mixed. Best large-flowering 
double in finest mixture. Pkt. 25 cts. 

Extra Large-flowering Double 
Fringed. This extra-choice strain pro- 
duces about 30 per cent of splendid 
double fringed flowers. Pkt. 35 cts. 

PHLOX DRUMMONDII 

The annual varieties should be sown 
in masses or ribbon beds. They are very 
easily grown from seed, giving a brilliant 
display of color. Sow as soon as the frost 
is out of the ground in the spring and for 
later blooming in May. For beds and 
massing nothing can surpass these beau- 
tiful annuals. They produce immense trusses of large, brilliant 
flowers of numberless hues throughout the summer. Hardy annual ; 
\% feet. 

SELECT LARGE-FLOWERING VARIETIES 

(Phlox Drummondii grandiflora) 

This is the finest type, having the largest heads of bloom as well as 
the largest individual flowers. 

Snow White, Crimson, Rose, Lilac. Pkt. each 10 cts. 
Choice Mixed Large-flowering. !^oz. 25 cts., oz. 75 cts., pkt. 10c. 
Large -flowering Dwarf Varieties, Mixed. Pkt. ic cts. 
Phlox Drummondii, Mixed Colors, ^oz. 20c, oz. 60c, pkt. 5c. 
Star of Quedlinburg. Dwarf habit ; very pretty star-shaped flow- 
ers. Pkt 10 cts. 

HARDY PERENNIAL PHLOX Decussate 

This seed should be sown in the autumn. Pkt. 10 cts. 




BurbaTik's Santa Kosa Poppy 



POPPY (Papaver) 

Following directly after the tulips, the Poppies give our gardens a 
season of profusion of bloom until frost. For beds and borders, with 
a background of green, they are very beautiful. Shirley Poppies are 
beautiful for cutting; taking them early in the morning while the 
dew is still on them, they will last easily all day in the house. They 
are difficult to transplant, so seed should be sown where they are to 
bloom. Sow thinly covering over lightly, and thin the plants to 
standing a foot apart. 

SINGLE ANNUAL POPPIES 

BURBANK'S SANTA ROSA. This is a new strain of the well- 
known Shirley Poppy. It has been developed by Luther Burbank, 
the "Wizard of Horticulture." In his description he savs : " It far 
surpasses all other strains in size, variety and splendor of their 
color variations, with wonderful new shades of blue, lavender and 
salmon, never before seen in the Shirley Poppy." The petals are 
beautifully crimped, and a bed of them 
presents a sight that is worth going 
miles to see. Pkt. 10 cts , 3 pkts. 25 
cts., y&oz. 25 cts. 
RE - SELECTED SHIRLEY POPPY. 
The seed I offer was grown from extra 
re-selected seed at my Floracroft 
Grounds, and is without exception the 
finest strain of Shirley Poppy I have 
ever seen. Many of the flowers are 
semi-double, and if cut while the early 
dew is still on them, the}' will last until 
evening as cut-flowers. Pkt. 5c.,^oz.25c. 
Danebrog. Very showy variety ; large 
single flowers of brilliant scarlet, with 
a silvery white spot on each petal, thus 
forming a white cross. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Cmbrosum. Richest vermilion, with a 
deep shining black spot on each petal, 
thus forming a black cross. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Shirley. These charming Poppies range 
in color, extending from pure white 
through the most delicate shades of pale 
pink, rose and carmine to deepest crim- 
son. Pkt 5 cts. 
Tulip Poppy {Papaver glaucum). The 
plants grow about 14 inches high and 
produce from 50 to 60 large flowers of 
dazzling scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Fire Dragon. Flowers of brilliant deep 
scarlet, with black spots margined 
white; 2 to 2 X £ feet. Pkt. 5 cts. 
The Bride. A beautiful variety, with 
very large, pure white, perfectly "formed 
flowers. If cut when barely expanded 
and put in water, they will last a long 
time. Pkt. ,s cts. 
Single Mixed. Annual sorts. Pkt. 5c. 

DOUBLE ANNUAL POPPIES 

NEW WHITE SWAN. Immense size, very double, with Pkt. 

beautifully laciniated petals and of the purest possible white. So 05 
Mikado. Brilliant scarlet and white, with elegantly curved 

petals like a Japanese chrysanthemum 05 

Carnation - flowered. Splendid double- fringed flowers; 

mixed colors per oz., 20c... 05 

Peony-flowered. Large, showy, double globular flowers; 

mixed colors 05 

FRENCH RANUNCULUS-FLOWERED 

These are the finest double Poppies known 
are exceedingly showy and beautiful. 

Scarlet 

Pink 



Grow about 2 feet high; 

Per pkt. 

$0 10 

10 



Plants of Hardy Perennial Phlox, ^"p,/^; 

of these in choice assortment of colors with all the variations of 
markings, etc. Price, 15 cts. each, $1-50 per doz., postpaid. 



HARDY PERENNIAL POPPIES 

To be sown in early spring in the open ground. 

Oriental. 2V2 feet high with large, deep crimson flowers 10 

Oriental Hybrids. Produce flowers of immense size and of 

many novel colors 15 

NEW HYBRID "ICELAND" POPPY Bur bank's Seed! 

The latest development of tins early specimen of Poppy ; varying 
in color through sulphur-yellow from different shades of orange to 
salmon-rose. Per pkt. 10 cts. 



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STOKES' SWEET PEAS 

Never more popular than today, and greatly improved over the old types. A good plan is to sow them in double rows, with a wire 
trellis or row of brush in between. The seed should be put in about 5 inches deep and 8 to 10 inches apart. Do not cover more than 2 inches 
deep at first, covering the vines by degrees as they grow until the trench is filled with soil. Sow just as early as the ground can be pre- 
pared, using bone-meal as a fertilizer. Keep them well picked and you will have bloom for a long time. 

New Race of Gigantic Orchid-flowered Sweet Peas 



MIRIAM BEAVER. A light sal- 
mon or clear apricot approaching 
a terra-cotta. Entirely distinct. 
Bold large fine flower. Pkt. 15c. 

W. T. HUTCHINS. Buff, with 
tint of pink showing a little deeper 
at the edges, both standard and 
wings the same. Pkt. 15 cts. 

SENATOR SPENCER. Stand 
ard maroon and violet, wings vio- 
let and indigo, both striped on 
white. Pkt. 15 cts. 

MARIE CORELLI. Rose crim- 
son, self-colored. Is the largest 
and finest variety of this shade of 
red. Pkt. 15 cts. 

AURORA SPENCER. A bril- 
liant orange- rose, striped and 
flaked on white. Of the finest 
Spencer form and of immense 
size. Pkt. 15 cts. 

OTHELLO SPENCER. Very 
deep pure maroon. Of the largest 
Spencer type with especially large 
wavy and drooping wings. Pkt. 
15 cts. 

AGNES ECKFORD. Very light 
pink, self color. One of the most 
delicate shades of pink; medium 
large. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

QUEEN OF SPAIN. Soft buff- 
pink, self- color, with standard 
very much curled. The tendrils, 
stems and calyx are conspicu- 
ously tinged with brown. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 20 cts. 

MRS. COLLIER. Very light 
primrose, self-colored ; very large 
form. Pkt. 10 cts. 

EARL CROMER. Claret- ma- 
genta, self color. A new shade in 
Sweet Peas. Large size. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts. 

HORACE J. WRIGHT. Stand- 
ard violet-maroon, wings violet; 
large size. A good dark variety. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

COUNTESS SPENCER. A 
grand flower of finest form and 
most beautiful coloring, with the outer edges of the standard and 
wings beautifully crumpled or waved. The color is a silvery white, 
suffused with soft rose-pink, deepening at the outer edges. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

JOHN INGMAN. A magnificent new orchid-flowered sort with 
beautifully fluted flowers of gigantic size. They are a rich car- 
mine-rose, with wings of a deep rosy pink color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts. 

HELEN LEWIS. Flower a beautiful orange-rose. The standard 
with the beautiful fluted effect is a rich crimson-orange color. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

HELEN PIERCE. Of the same general type as above, except 
that the color is a very bright blue mottled on pure white. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 20 cts. 

GLADYS UNWIN. A fine, bold flower with striking wrinkled or 
wavy standard and broad wings, in character like Countess Spen- 
cer, but the most lovely shade of pink. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

PHENOMENAL. Another of the same type. Fine bold flowers, 
white in color, tinged with rosy lavender. The standards are pro- 
duced in pairs, being full and wavy- Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts. 




Countess Spencer. A glorious flower 



QUEEN ALEXANDRA. This 
new Sweet Pea is a very vigorous 
grower and must have plenty of 
room. The color of the flower is 
a bright scarlet-red self-colored. 
This and Henry Eckford are two 
choice varieties for exhibition. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

HENRY ECKFORD. This is a 
handsome and distinct variety. 
The color is almost a clean orange 
self, the nearest to orange-yellow 
in any Sweet Pea. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
15 cts. 

SIBYL ECKFORD. The flower 
of this charming variety is not so 
large, but the plant is very robust 
and free flowering. The color of 
the flower is a rich apricot, shad- 
ing to a delicate blush-pink. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

FRANK DOLBY. Pinkish 
mauve and lavender, open and 
wavy form of the Gladys Unwin 
type. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

GEO. HERBERT. Of the same 
type as Countess Spencer. Bright 
rose - carmine ; large, open and 
wavy form. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c. 
MKS. ALFRED W ATKINS. 
Large, open and wavy form of the 
Gladys Unwin type. Standard 
pink shading to blush, wings blush 
shading to rose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts. 

NORA UNWIN. Pure white and 
white seeded ; very large, open, 
wavy form. One of the finest 
white varieties yet introduced. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

PHYLLIS UNWIN. Light ma- 
genta-rose and carmine, large 
size, open, wavy form. Somewhat 
similar to John Ingman, but 
lighter. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

WHITE SPENCER. The finest 
Sweet Pea ever offered. This 
novelty produces enormous pure 
white crinkled and waved flow- 
ers. The standard measures 2-inches across, i'A inches in depth. 
The stems are long and strong. The strong, vigorous vines are 
nearly covered with bloom the entire season. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
15 cts., Klb. 40 cts. 

PRIMROSE SPENCER. A fitting companion for White Spen- 
cer. The strong stems never have less than three very large flow- 
ers to the stem. The color is a true primrose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 
cts., Hlb. 50 cts. 

GIGANTIC ORCHID-FLOWERED MIXED. This mixture 
contains all the large orchid-flowering varieties. To the florist, 
the Sweet Pea is a great favorite, and no one need hesitate about 
purchasing this mixture, as the best of care is taken to have all 
the colors of the beautiful crumpled waved varieties to blend. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

NEW CHRISTMAS, or WINTER-FLOWERING 

Xmas Pink. Pink and white. | Mrs. E. Wild. Carmine. 
Florence Denzer. Pure white. I Watchung. White, black seed. 
Each, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2 



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WALTER P. STOKES 


219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 






CHOICE SWEET PEAS FOR FORCING 

BURPEE'S EARLIEST WHITE. Burpee's Earliest White Sweet Pea 
blooms about a week and a half earlier than Mont Blanc. It is a black- 
seeded variety. The plants grow from 16 to 20 inches high, and are con- 
tinually covered with flowers, borne upon strong stems 6 to 8 inches long. 
If planted under glass they begin to bloom when 12 inches high. Pkt. 5 
cts., 02. 1= cts., &lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

EARLIEST OF ALL. A new and entirely distinct strain developed from 
the Extra-Early Blanche Ferry, growing only 18 to 24 inches in height 
when in full bloom. It flowers fully ten days in advance of Extra-harly 
Blanche Ferry, bearing a rich profusion of the beautifully tinted flowers. 
Standard bright rosy pink ; wings creamy white, suffused with pale rose. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

MONT BLANC. In this new variety we have a splendid companion variety 
for Earliest of All; ten da3 r s to two weeks earlier than Emily Henderson. 
The plants grow only 18 to 20 inches high when in full flower. The flowers 
are pure paper-white, of good size and generally three on a stem. Pkt. 5c, 
oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

EARLIEST SUNBEAMS. An early forcing variety of short growth, very 
much like Mont Blanc except that the color is a rich primrose. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Mixed Sweet Peas. aVt£2t§££ 

or Orchid-flowering type which are separately described on page 63. They 
include many of the very finest varieties of this magnificent strain, including 
the Spencer and Unwin types in the finest named varieties. Great care is taken 
to see that all the colors are represented, so that I believe, in Stokes' Standard 
Mixed, I am giving you the finest assortment of this favorite flower that it is 
possible to produce. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Stokes' Elite Mixture of Sweet Peas. ^Sg^SSSrf 

varieties that are given on the bottom of this page, and will make a very 
superior mixture. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. 15 cts., %lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Eckford's Large-Flowering Mixed Sweet Peas The strain ' 



not embracing the most recent novelties, contains a 
famous Eckford Sweet Peas. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts. 
postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts. 



although 
good assortment of the 
54 lb. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts., 



DWARF CUPID SWEET PEAS 

Price 0! all Cupids, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^ lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid 



Stokes' Elite Mixture of Sweet Peas 



Prima Donna. Clear pink. 
Royalty. Dark rose, shading pink. 
Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Boreatton. Rich wine-brown. 



Countess of Radnor. Lavender. 
Salopian. Crimson-scarlet. 
White. Pure white. 
Mixed. 



NAMED SWEET PEAS arra ^ ed co a l c o c r °s rd,nc 

Price of any of the following sorts, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Ulb. 20 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



WHITE 

Dainty. White, with pink edge. 
Dorothy Eckford. Fine pure white ; large. 
Mont Blanc. New. Earliest-flowering white. 
Emily Henderson. Pure white, early ; a good 
forcing sort. 

Shasta. Very large, pure white. Far superior to 
Emily Henderson. 

PRIMROSE-YELLOW 

Earliest Sunbeams. Rich primrose; early forc- 
ing variety. 
Hon. Mrs. E. Kenyon. Primrose. 
Queen Victoria. Light primrose self-colored. 
Stella Morse. Rich primrose, flushed pink. 

ORANGE-PINK 

Jeannie Gordon. Orange-pink, deeper veined. 
Evelyn Byatt. Standard scarlet-orange, wings 
rose-orange. 

Miss Wilmott. Orange-pink, veined with deeper 

shade; very large-flowering. 
Bolton's Pink. Orange pink, veined with rose. 

PINK 

Apple Blossom. Shaded pink and white. 
Countess ol Latham. Delicate pink self. 
Hon. F. Bouverie. Standard and wings both 

deep pink at base, shading to light pink. 
Lovely. Soft shell-pink ; large-flowering. 
Marchioness of Cholmondeley. Cream, 

shaded and edged with pink 
Prima Doma. The softest clear pink self. 

PINK AND WHITE 

Earliest of All. Pink and whit ■ ; very early. 
Extra-Early Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Modesty. Most delicateshade of pink and white. 



ROSE, or DEEP PINK 

Janet Scott. Deep, bright pink. 

Lady Skelmersdale. Standard light carmine, 

shading to white; wings almost pure white. 
Majestic. New. Rich deep rose-pink self. 
Royal Rose. Standard rose, wings Ifght pink; 

very large-flowering. 

ROSE-CRIMSON 

Mrs. Dugdale. Crimson-rose, self-colored. One 
of the largest-flowered. 

Prince Of Wales. Rose-crimson, self-colored; 
flowers extra large. 

Lord Roseberry. Rose-magenta, flushed crim- 
son ; large size. 

SCARLET AND CRIMSON 

Coccinea. Cherry-red. 

King Edward VII. Scarlet ; very large. 

Salopian. The best of the crimson-scarlets. 

MAROON 

Black Knight. Deep maroon, self-colored. 
Duke of Sutherland. Claret and indigo-blue. 
Othello. A very deep glossy maroon self. 
Shahzada. Rich dark maroon, shaded purple. 

PURPLE-MAUVE 

Captivation. Light purple-magenta. 
Dorothy Tennant. Rich rosy mauve self. 
Emily Eckford. Rosy mauve, changing to an 

almost true blue. 
Admiration. Rosy mauve, on ground of light 

primrose. 

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BLUE AND PURPLE 

Captain of the Blues. Standard purple-blue, 
wings bright blue. 

Countess Cadogan. Standard light bluish pur- 
ple, wings clear blue. 

Duke of Westminster. Standard clear pur- 
ple, wings purple with tint of violet. 

Mrs. Walter Wright. Reddish violet; very 
large. 

Navy Blue. Standard indigo and violet, wings 
indigo, shading to navy-blue and bright blue 

LAVENDER 

Countess of Radnor. Pale mauve or lavender. 
Lady Grisel Hamilton. Standard mauve, 

wings lavender ; flowers extra large. 
Lady Nina Balfour. Delicate light lavender. 

BLUE, or LAVENDER-EDGED 

Lottie Eckford. White, shaded and edsjed with 

soft lavender. 
Maid of Honor. White, edged and shaded with 

light blue. 

VARIEGATED 

America. Crimson-scarlet, striped on white. 
Aurora. Orange-rose, striped on white. 
Golden Rose. Primrose, striped and mottled 

with pink ; very large. 
Jessie Cuthbertson. Creamy white, striped 

with rose. 

Lottie Hutchins. Cream, flaked with pink. 
Mrs. Jos. Chamberlain. White, striped and 

flaked heavily with pale rose; one of the largest 

flowered. 



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Stoke § ; giANDARR gEEDl7|] flower seeds 



RICINUS (Castor-Oil Plant) 

Makes splendid center for a large bed, with cannas and caladiums 
planted around it. Excellent for screening unsightly'buildings. Sow 
the seed in the spring where they are to grow. Per q z 

Zanzibarensis. The leaves of this new variety attain 
a gigantic size, measuring 2 to 1V1 feet across, and in- 
clude light and dark green and coppery bronze colors. .$0 05 $0 15 

Gibsoni. Handsome deep red foliage 05 

Mixed. Many choice sorts 05 15 

SCARLET SAGE (Salvia) 

One of the most beautiful bedding plants. To be planted in masses 
or in borders in front of porticos or around beds of cannas, etc. Sow 
the seed in boxes or frames in March and set the plants out the 
latter part of May. Perpkt 

Salvia splendens (Scarlet Sage) $0 10 

" patens (Blue Sage) 10 

Clara Bedman, Bonfire. Very compact, with long, erect 
spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers. The finest Salvia ever in- 
troduced, and by far the best for bedding and massing on the 

lawn per oz., $2. . 10 

Farinacea (The Silver Sage). It appears to run altogether to 
flower, hundreds upon hundreds of tall spikes of silvery lav- 
ender blooms rising from a dense mass of foliage during the 
entire season 10 

SALPIGLOSSIS 

Very handsome annual, beautifully veined and penciled flowers, 
look like velvet. Per pkt 

Superbissima. The finest strain Jfo 10 

Grandiflora. Mixed 05 

STOCKS, TEN WEEKS 

These beautiful plants are unsurpassed for bedding, edgings, pot 
culture, house and conservatory decoration and for cutting. Sow 
under glass in March or April, transplanting the seedlings when an 
inch high, and transfer to garden beds in May in good, deep, rich 
soil, setting the plants 1 foot apart 

LARGE-FLOWERING GERMAN TEN WEEKS STOCKS 

Per pkt. 

Bright Red $0 10 

Light Blue 10 

Pink 10 

White 10 

Purple 10 

Yellow 10 

Mixed. Brilliant colors 10 

WINTER-FLOWERING STACKS 

Beauty of Nice. Extra-long spikes ; flesh-pink 15 

Queen Alexandra. Delicate rosy lilac 15 

Crimson King .' 20 

Pure White of Nice 15 

VARIOUS STOCKS 

Princess Alice (Cut-and-Come- Again). Double white flowers; 

fine for cutting 10 

Wallflower-leaved. Mixed jo 

Snowflake. Dwarf: for forcing. Pure white 15 



SUNFLOWER (Helianthus) 

Stately decorative plants, their golden yellow disks showing off 
beautifully among shrubbery, and for backgrounds and screens. 
Some of the single varieties are exceedingly decorative. Sow the 
seed in the open ground in the spring, letting the plants stand 3 to 4 
feet apart each way. 

SINGLE SUNFLOWERS Pcr pkt . z. 

Stella. Beautiful single flowers of purest golden yellow, 
each with a black disk $0 05 Jo 25 

Seedlings of Stella. Of similar growth, with bright 
single flowers of several shades per 'Aoz., 20 cts. .. 10 35 

Miniature ( Helianthus cucumeri/olius) . Covered with 
hundreds of brightest orange, small, single flowers: of 
pyramidal growth, with bright neat foliage 05 20 

DOUBLE SUNFLOWERS 

Many-flowered H. multiflorus ft. pi.). Very orna- 
mental. Grows erect, 4 feet high, and at each leaf-joint 
a short stem is terminated with a handsome double 
flower 10 20 

Californicus plenissimus. Extra large, double saff- 
ron-colored flowers 05 

Globosus fistulosus (Dahlia Sunflower). Flowers very 
double and of medium size 05 

VERBENA 

Exceedingly useful for beds and borders, mounds or vases; well 
adapted for window-boxes. For early spring bloom, sow the seeds 
under glass in February, soaking the seeds a few hours in tepid water 
and sow in seed-boxes, covering one-fourth inch deep and watering 
rather sparingly. Transplant to the open ground when it is warm. 

FLORACROFT MAMMOTH VERBENAS. My strain of these 
beautiful flowers is unexcelled. The individual flowers are very 
frequently larger than a silver quarter. The colors are rich and 
varied. Perpkt. Oz. 

White, Scarlet, Pink, Purple, Striped. Each $0 io $1 50 

Mammoth Mixed 10 1 25 

Fine Mixed 05 1 00 

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citriodord) 10 

ZINNIA 

Very popular, easily grown annuals, blooming abundantly and 
continuously throughout the entire season. Sow seed in the opei 
ground, in the spring where they are to grow. p er p k t 

Mammoth (Robusta pienissima) . Large flowers, double and 

of striking colors; bushy habit per oz., 4c cts. ..$0 10 

Large-flowering Double Dwarf — Scarlet, Orange, 

White, Canary, Lilac. Each 05 

Striped Zebra. A superb strain; the petals being distinctly 

striped. They run through all shades known to the Zinnia.. 10 
Curled and Crested. Large flowers with twisted petals; 

great range of color 10 

Dwarf Varieties. Mixed per oz., 35 cts. . . 05 

Tall Varieties " 25 cts .. 05 



Wild Flower Garden Mixture 

These mixed flower seeds embrace more than a hundred varieties 
of such easy-growing and pretty flowers as are suitable for forming 
a Wild Flower Garden. They are very useful for woodland walks, 
roadsides, railroad embankments, and for sowing alongside of fences 
and on untidy bare spots of ground which are so frequently un- 
sightly, and which, if properly cared for and kept free from weeds, 
can be made to produce a continual display of bloomduring the 
summer. To those who cannot give the care and attention which 
the planting of special varieties requires, this mixture will give very 
satisfactory, interesting and pleasing results, with its unusual and 
varied effects, and for its cheapness and for the small amount of 
labor necessary for the construction of a bed of this kind. 
Best Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., #Ib. 30 cts., lb. $1. 




Wild Flower Garden at Floracroft 



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WALTER P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, RA. 




Stokes 9 Choice Seeds for Conservatory and House 

It is very fascinating work to raise these choice plants from seed, and many of the finest varieties can be easily grown in the house, with 
care and attention. For winter bloom the seed should be sown in shallow boxes or pans during the spring or early summer. The finer 
seeds must not be covered more than one-eighth inch deep and the soil pressed closely down over them. Never allow it to become bone 
dry. Some varieties are more surely started under a pane of glass and sheltered from the strong rays of the sun. As soon as the plants 
have two leaves, they should be transplanted into another pan or box, handling them very carefully. 

GERANIUM, Pelargonium (Lady Washington). Choice Pkt. 

mixed varieties.. So 25 

Apple-scented. Very fragrant 10 

GLOXINIA. Charming greenhouse plants, with flowers of the 
most exquisite and gorgeous colors, beautifully spotted and 
mottled. 

Giant-flowered. Choice mixed sorts 25 

PRIMULA CHINENSIS 

These brightest and very free-flowering plants are most desirable 
for growing in the house during the winter months or for the con- 
servatory decoration. Prefers a cool room; will bloom freely in a 
north window. Pk t 
Stokes' Standard Mixture. This is the finest Primula seed 

obtainable, embracing all of the best flowers So 25 

Alba Magnifica. White 40 

Peach Blossom. White with pink 25 

Cbeswick Red. Brilliant red 40 

Brilliant Bine 40 

Kermesina Splendens. Crimson 25 

Rosy Morn. Delicate pink 25 

PRIMULA OBCONICA GRANDIFLORA 

Very free-flowering, but with smaller individual flowers. Very 
satisfactory house plants. Pkt. 

Grandiflora Kermesina. Red $0 25 

" Rosea. Pink 25 

" White 25 

" Hybrida. Mixed 20 

PRIMULA, OTHER VARIETIES 

Forbesii (Baby Primrose) 25 

Primula "Veris" (Cowslip). Hardy Primrose 10 

" "Vulgaris " (English Yellow Primrose). Hardy... 10 




Pkt. 



25 
10 



Cineraria 

BEGONIA, Single Tuberous-rooted. Magnificent flowers 
of great substance and rich colors. Single blooms some- 
times measure 6 inches across, the flowers ranging through 
ivory-white to bronzy yellow, crimson, orange, red, rose 

and pink. Prefers shade 2 pkts., 25 cts. . .; 

Tuberous-rooted Double, Mixed. Carefully hybridized, 

producing about 25 per cent of double flowers 

Rex Varieties. Very large ornamental leaves, great variety 

of markings 

Vernon. Orange-carmine flowers, with deep red foliage — 
CALCEOLARIA. Gorgeous plants, with pocket - shaped 
flowers ; brilliant colors — yellow, maroon and crimson, 
spotted and mottled in the most unique fashion. 
Hybrida grandiflora. A fine strain of the largest, most 

brilliantly colored and spotted flowers 25 

CINERARIA. Magnificent flowering plants for spring decora- 
tion of the conservatory or window-garden, ranging through 
all the shades of white, blue, violet and crimson, covering 
the plants with a sheet of bloom. 

Hybrida. Large-flowering, finest mixed. Unrivaled 25 

Stellata. Improved nybrids. Beautiful pyramidal plants, 
with medium-sized, star-like flowers in colors of rose, white, 

carmine and blue ; an exceedingly decorative pot plant 25 

CENTADBEA Maritima. White-leaved Dusty Miller 05 

COLEUS, Fine Mixed. Large leaves 10 

CYCLAMEN. Popular free-flowering bulbous plants for 
house and conservatory culture, with brilliant-hued flowers, 
poising airily above the foliage, flowers ranging from white 
to darkest crimson. 

Pkt. 

Giant Pure White $025 Giant White with Red 

Giant Rose 25 Eye 25 

Giant Dark Red 25 Giant Mixed 25 

Persicum. Small-flowered; fine mixed 15 

Papilio, or Butterfly. Beautiful fairy -like flowers, with 

crumpled and undulated petals 40 

Giganteum Rococo. A new type, with petals spread out 
fan-shaped. Very curious and strikingly beautiful. Mixed 

flowers 40 

FERNS. Greenhouse varieties, mixed 15 

GERANIUMS. Easily raised from seed, and if started early 
will bloom the same season. 
Zonale. Mixed 10 




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(STANDARR ^RRD|7j| FLOWEfio SEEDS 



CLIMBING VINES 




Asparagus Flumosus Nanus 



ADLUMIA (Allegheny Vine). A hardy climber, feathery foli- 
age, rose-colored flowers ; 15 feet J 

AMPELOPSIS Veitchii (Boston Ivy). Hardy climber, 
clinging to stone or brick walls ; dense foliage ; 30 feet.... 
ASPARAGUS plamosus nanus. A beautiful greenhouse 

climber, with fern- 
like foliage. Very 
largely used by flor- 
ists for decorations. 
Per 100 seeds, 75c. . 
Sprengeri. A deco- 
rative perennial vine 
for vases and pots, 
with drooping fronds 

4 feet long 

100 seeds, 50c. . 
BALLOON VINE. 
Rapid-growing an- 
nual climber ; white 
flowers, followed by 
a balloon-like seed- 
pod ; 15 feet 

CANARY BIRD 
VINE ( Tropes olum 
peregrinum). Graceful annual climber, with yellow flow- 
ers ; look like a butterfly ; 15 feet per oz., 30 cts. . . 

CLEMATIS. Hardy perennial climber. 

Paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbers. Fragrant 

white flowers ; 30 feet peroz.,$i... 

Jackman's Large-flowering Hybrids. Large flowers 3 

to 4 inches in diameter ; white, purple, blue, etc 

COBAEA scandens. A beautiful, rapid-growing climber. 
Tender perennial, with bell-shaped flowers, green at first, 

changing to a beautiful deep violet-blue; 20 to 30 feet 

CYPRESS VINE. A climbing annual, with fine, feathery 
foliage and pretty, star-shaped flowers. 

White per oz. , 25 cts. . . 

Scarlet. Ivy-leaved " 25 cts... 

Mixed Sorts " 25 cts... 

DOLICHOS ( Hyacinth Bean). Annual climber of rapid growth, 
with clusters of bean-like flowers ; 10 feet. 

Lablab. Mixed, white, red, etc 

Giant. Crimson, wistaria-like clusters 

Purple Soudan. Purple stem, with beautiful, sweet pea- 
like flowers, white and rose in color ; and following the 
flowers there come beautiful glossy, dark red seed-pods. 

Very ornamental 

GOURDS. Rapid-growing climbers, with beautiful ornamental 
foliage; also, the curious fruits are very useful ; the interior 
of the Luffa takes the place of sponges, dishcloths, etc.; the 
egg-shaped can be used in place of the glass eggs in nests. 
There isn't any variety but what can be made useful if so 
desired. Cultivate the same as melons or squashes. Height 
from 8 to 15 feet. 

Dishcloth, or Luffa per oz., 25 cts. . . 

Dipper, Nest Egg, Sugar Trough, Hercules' Club, Bot- 
tle, Mock Orange, Mixed per oz., 20 cts... 

HUMULUS Japonicus (Japanese Hop). Rapid-growing an- 
nual climber, with dense foliage; 25 feet 

Japonicus variegatus. A beautiful variety of the above, 

with variegated foliage 

JAPANESE KUDZU VINE. This beautiful, very rapid- 
.growing vine comes to us from Japan. It succeeds well in 
•every part of the United States and grows with great lux- 
uriance. It is a most excellent vine for arbors or to produce 
a tropical effect by growing over low trees; very valuable 
for growing on rough, rocky land or steep hillsides. The 
seeds are somewhat slow in germinating and a quicker re- 
sult is obtained from planting the roots. These are imported 
from Japan and are dry and not very satisfactory to handle, 
hence advise the planting of seed and waiting for the result. 

Seed per %oz., 60 cts... 

KENILWORTH IVY. A very neat climber, clinging to walls. 

Valuable for hanging-baskets, vases, etc 

LATHYRUS. Everlasting, or hardy Sweet Peas, 6 to 8 feet 
high; large flower-clusters. Fine for rock work. 

Latifolius. Red ; flowers a beautiful scarlet 

Latifolius albus. Pure white flowers 

Pink Beauty. Two levely shades per oz., 20 cts.. . 

Crimson " 20 cts... 

Mixed Colors " 20 cts. . . 



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MOONFLOWER (Ipomaea grandiflora nocliflora). White- 
seeded Moonflower. Literally covered with thousands 
of immense pure white fragrant flowers, opening in the 
evening or on cloudy days. With rich ground, water and 
sun the vines attain a height of 75 feet. Plants, 10 cts. each, 
by mail, 15 cts $0 10 

MORNING-GLORIES 

IMPERIAL JAPANESE. Has great variety and infinite 
beauty of foliage, as well as size and beauty of flowers, 
varying through all rich colors, the latter ranging from pure 
white to rose, crimson and carmine, through blues and pur- 
ples of every shade 3 pkts., 25 cts... 10 

Major, Mixed (Common Morning-Glory) . .per oz.. 15 cts.. 



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Tricolor roseus. Rose-color, white center, yellow bands . . 

Mauritanicus. Trailing plants for baskets ; blue 

Minor, Mixed 

MAURANDIA Barclayana. An annual half-hardy climber. 

6 feet, with purple gloxinia-like flowers 10 

Mixed Colors 05 

PASSION FLOWER (Passiflora). Tender perennial vine 
for greenhouse or summer garden. 

Coerulea. Large; violet and blue 10 

RUNNER BEANS, Scarlet Runner. Fine ornamental 
climber with scarlet pods with delicious edible beans suc- 
ceeding the bright scarlet sprays of pea-shaped blossoms. . . 

per oz., 10 cts. . . 

Butterfly Runner. This new variety of the Scarlet Runner 
Bean is a very pretty climber with large pink and white 
blossoms borne in sprays and produced in the greatest pro- 
fusion from early summer till frost. The flowers are followed 
by edible pods as fine as any string bean. . . . per oz., 10c. . . 

The Czar. Similar to the above with pure white blossoms, 

with fine large edible beans per oz., 10 cts.. . 

SMILAX. A tender perennial climber, with small, glossy 
green leaves. Very beautiful ; used by florists for deco- 
rations per Koz. 15 cts.; oz. 50 cts... 



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Japanese Eudzu Vine 

WILD CUCUMBER. A very rapid-growing climber which Pkt. 
reaches a height of 30 feet in one season. Covered with beau- 
tiful clusters of white, sweet-scented flowers, followed by 
prickly seed-pods ; will reproduce itself from self-sown seed. 
Hardy annual per oz. , 25 cts. . . 05 



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Flower Seeds, General List 



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Per pkt:. 

Abronia umbellata. Charming an- 
nual trailer for vases, etc So 05 

Abutilon. Large, bell-shaped flowers, 

richly veined ; tender perennial ;o 

Acroclinium. An everlasting for win- 
ter bouquets 05 

Adlnmia cirrhosa (Allegheny Vine). 
See page 67. 

Adonis aestivalis. Garden annual 
with crimson flowers, feathery 
foliage 05 

Ageratum. See page 55. 

AJyssum. See page 55. 

Amarantus caudatus (Love-Lies- 
Bleeding). Garden annual; crimson 

flowers; height, 3 feet 05 

Tricolor (Joseph's Coat). Showy an- 
nual foliage plant ; leaves red, yel- 
low and green ; height, 3 feet 05 

Ampelopsis Veitchii. See page 67. 

Antirrhinum. See page 55. 

Aquilegia (Columbine). A hardy per- 
ennial. 

Chrysantha. Flower large, long, 
canary-colored spurs; height, 3 feet. 
Chrysantha alba. Long spurred, 

pure white 

Coerulea (Blue Columbine). One of 
the most beautiful. Sepals blue, 

petals white ; height, 3 feet 

Single Varieties Mixed 

Double Varieties Mixed 

Asparagus, Ornamental. See p. 67. 
Asters. See page 54. 
Balloon Vine. See page 67. 
Balsam. See page 55. 
Begonia (Tuberous-rooted). Page 66. 
Vernon. Red, waxy flowers, borne 
in great profusion ; foliage green, 

turning red 10 

Be 11 is perennis. See Daisy, page 57. 

Brachycome (Swan River Daisy). 
Dwarf-growing annual; single blue 

or white flowers ; mixed 05 

Browallia. A charming annual. 
Speciosa major. A free-flowering 
bedding plant. Large flowers of a 
most brilliant amethyst-blue, with 

white throat 10 

Cacalia (Flora's Paint Brush). A gar- 
den annual, with tassel - shaped 
flowers. Golden yellow and scarlet 

mixed 05 

Calceolaria. See page 66. 
Calendula, Orange King. Dwarf 
bushy annual ; rich orange color. 

per oz. 20 cts. . . 
Meteor. Double ; yellow, striped 

orange per oz. 20 cts. . . 

Prince of Orange. Glittering 

orange and yellow oz. 20 cts... 

Fine Mixed per oz. 15 cts. .. 

Calliopsis, Golden Wave. Showy 
garden annual ; golden yellow flow- 
ers; height, 2 feet 05 

Drummondii. Showy, free-flowering 
annual; yellow, with a circle of crim- 
son-brown ; height, 1 foot 05 

Atrosanguinea. Dark crimson : 

height, 2 feet 05 

Mixed per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 



Per pkt. 



Campanula. See page 55. 
Canary-Bird Flower. See page 67. 
Candytuft. See page 56. 
Cannas, Crozy's Dwarf Large- 
flowering Mixed oz. 15 cts. ..$( 

Tall Mixed 

Carnation. See page 56. 
Castor-Oil Plant. See Ricinus, p. 65. 
Celosia. See Cockscomb, page 57. 
Centaurea. See page 56. 
Chrysanthemums. See page 57. 
Cineraria. See page 66. 
Clarkia elegans. Charming annual ; 

large purple flowers 

Single Mixed 

Double Mixed 

Clematis. See page 67. 
Cleome pungens (Giant Spider Plant). 
A showy, rose - colored annual; 

height, 3 feet 

Cobaea. See page 67. 
Coleus. See page 66. 
Coreopsis lanceolata. Very beautiful 
hardy perennial ; lovely bright gol- 
den yellow flowers on long stems . . 
Cosmos. See page 57. 
Cockscomb. See page 57. 
Cyclamen. See page 66. 
Cypress Vine. See Climbers, p. 67, 
Dahlia. Although perennial, these 
flower from seed the first season if 
sown early. 
Choice Double Varieties, Mixed. 
Choice Single Varieties, Mixed . 
Choice New Cactus Varieties, 

Mixed 

Datura cornucopia (Horn of Plenty). 
Immense trumpet-shaped flowers, 
white inside, marbled with purple 

on the outside 

Golden Queen. Yellow flowers. 
Delphinium. See page 57. 
Dianthus. See page 58. 
Digitalis. See page 57. 
Dolichos. See Climbers, page 67. 
Dracaena Indivisa. A favorite plant 
for pots and vases; narrow, long 

green leaves 

Eschscholtzia (California Poppies). 
Annuals of easy cu.ture. 

California. Yellow and orange 

Rose Cardinal. Rich, rosy purple. 

Single Mixed. All colors 

Double Mixed. All colors 

Evening Primrose. Delicntepale yel- 
low flowers 

Everlasting Flowers — 

Acroclinium roseum. Double, 

bright rose flower 

Gomphrena (Bachelor's Buttons). 
Various colors 



Helichrysum. Double ; various 

colors 

Rhodanthe. Rich assorted colors 

Xeranthemum. Brilliant flowers ■ • 
Four O'Clock. See Marvel of Peru. 
Foxglove. See page 57. 

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Gaillardia. Beautiful showy annuals. 
Picta Lorenziana. Double. Finest 

Mixed $0 05 

Picta grandiflora. Large, rich 

crimson and yellow flowers 05 

Picta nana (Painted Lady). Crim- 
son, bordered with yellow 05 

Geranium. See page 66. 
Gloxinia. See page 66. 
Godetia, Lady Satin Rose. Showy 
annual ; bright crimson, tinged with 

pale lilac flowers 05 

Lady Albemarle. Dark crimson .. . 

Choice Mixed per oz. 20 cts. . . 

Gourds. See page 67. 
Grasses (Ornamental). 

Agrostis nebulosa. Fine for bou- 
quets 

Avena sterilis. Animated oats 

Briza maxima (Quaking Grass) ... 
Coix lachryma (Job's Tears). 2 ft. . 
Erianthus Ravennae. Very orna- 
mental ; 10 feet 

Gynerium argenteum (Pampas 

Grass). 10 feet 05 

Purple Fountain Grass. Very 

decorative ; plumes 1 foot long 05 

Grevillea robusta (Silk Oak). Beau- 
tiful fern-leaved foliage plant 10 

Gypsophila elegans. Charming for 
mixing in bouquets. Star-shaped, 
white and pink flowers, .peroz. 20c. 
Paniculata. Small white flowers. 
Fine for mixing, particularly with 

sweet peas per oz. 40 cts. . . 

Helianthus. See Sunflower. 

Heliotrope, Finest Mixed 

Lemoine's Giant Hybrids. Very 

fragrant 10 

Finest Mixed 10 

Hibiscus (Marsh Mallow). 

Palustris. Large pink flowers 05 

Californicus. Large white, carmine 

center 10 

Sunset. Very large yellow; fine 10 

Hollyhock. See page 58. 

Humulus. See Climbers, page 67. 

Ipomoea. See Moonflower. 

Jerusalem Cherry. A very useful pot 
plant for winter decoration. It is of 
branching habit; covered all winter 
with a profusion of bright scarlet 
berries; small leaves. Very orna- 
mental. 1 foot 

Kenilworth Ivy. See Climbers, p. 67. 

Kochia scoparia. Seepage "-. 

Kudzu Vine. See page 67. 

Lantana. Tender perennial: orange, 
white and pink flowers, itojfeet.i 

Larkspur. See page 5S. 

Lathyrus (Everlasting Pea). See 
Climbers, page 67. 

Lobelia. See page 59. 

Love-in-a-Mist (Xigella). Seepages;?. 

Lychnis Chalcedonica. Hardy an- 
nual; scarlet flowers 05 

Marigold. See page 59. 

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis ; Four 
O'Clocks). Prettv free-llowrrmg 
annuals of easy culture. 
Mixed Flowers oz. 15 cts... 05 



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FLOWER SEEDS, GENERAL LIST, 



Per pkt. 

Matricaria capensis £1. pi. (Double 

White Feverfew) $o 10 

Maurandia. See page 67. 
Mesembr y anthemum cry stalli- 

num (Ice Plant). Beautiful for edg- 
ings; flowers white, with ice-like 
foliage per oz. 50 cts. . . 05 

Mignonette. See page 59. 

Mimulus moschatus (Monkey 
Flower, or Musk Plant). Beautiful 

yellow flowers 05 

Tigrinus. Large flowers, tigered and 
spotted 10 

Momordica balsamina (Balsam Ap- 
ple) per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Charantia (Balsam Pear)., oz. 20c. . 05 

Moonflower. See page 67. 

Morning-Glory. See page 67. 

Myosotis. See page 58. 

Nasturtium. See page 60. 

Nicotiana. See page 59. 

Nigella. See page 59. 

Passion Flower. See page 67. 

Pansy. See page Ci. 

Petunia. See page 62. 

Phlox Drummondii. See page 62. 

Pinks. See Dianthus, page 58. 

Poppy. See page 62. 

Portulaca. Charming annuals, bloom- 
ing profusely anywhere. Sow seed 
late. 

Finest Single Mixed. A large va- 
riety, of the most brilliant colors.. 

per oz. , 30 cts. . . 05 
Double Rose - flowered Mixed. 

The most brilliant shades and 

choice flowers 10 

Primula. See page 66. 



Pe 

Pyrethrum parthenifolium aureum 

(Golden Feather). Fine for edging 
Hardy perennial, .per oz., 50 cts. . . 
Roseum (Persian Insect Powder 
Plant). Yellow center, with pink 

rays; fern-like foliage 

Golden Gem (S e 1 ag i n o i d e s). 
Golden moss-like foliage 

Ricinus (Castor-Oil Plant). See p. 65. 

Rudbeckia (Golden Glow). A free- 
flowering perennial, grows from 4 
to 6 feet high and produces an 
abundance of bright yellow flowers. 

Salvia (Scarlet Sage). See page 65. 

Salpiglossis (Velvet Flower). Very 
handsome annual, beautifully 
marked and penciled flowers, with 
great variety of colors. Valuable 
for cutting. 

Fine Mixed 

Grandiflora. Large-flowering type, 

very rich in colors 

Supeibissima. Magnificently rich 
and beautiful flowers; exquisitely 
veined 

Scabiosa (Mourning Bride). A hand- 
some border plant, producing in 
great profusion very double flowers 
in various shades and colors. 

Dwarf Mixed 

Tall Mixed : 

Schizantbus, Mixed. A free-bloom- 
ing annual, with large, curiously 
shaped flowers, beautifully spotted 
with crimson, lilac, purple and 
orange; fine for beds and cutting . . 

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa). Leaves 
close if touched 

Smilax. See Climbers, page 67. 

Stevia Serrata. Free-blooming plant, 
pure white fragrant flowers; excel- 
lent for cutting 



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Stocks. See page 65. 
Stokesia cyanea (Stokes' Aster, or 
Cornflower). Beautiful blue flowers, 

borne freely until frost $0 10 

Sunflower (Helianthus). Seepage6s. 
Sweet Peas. See pages 63, 64. 
Sweet William ( Diatiihus ba> bains). 
Choice Single Varieties, Mixed. 

per oz., 25 cts. . . 05 
Choice Double Varieties, Mixed. 

per oz., 75 cts. . . 10 
Choice Auricula-flowered. Very 
larye flowers in splendid variety of 

colors, with white margins 10 

Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan). 
Alata. Buff, dark eye. See general 

list 05 

Alba oculata. White, with dark eye. 05 

Aurantiaca. Orange, dark eye 05 

Bakeri. Pure white 05 

Fine Mixed. Choiceshades.oz., 40c. 05 
Torenia Fournieri. Very useful or- 
namental plant for borders and 

baskets 

Tropaeolum f Canary Bird Flower). 

See Climbers, page 67. 
Verbena. See page 65. 
Vinca (Periwinkle). Free - blooming 
bedding plant; can be kept in house 
all winter. 

Rosea. Rose, dark eye 

Alba pura. Pure white 

Mixed Koz. 25 cts. . . 

Violet, Single White. Hardy peren- 
nial 

Single Blue 

Wallflower. Hardy perennial. 
Early Parisian. Beautiful single 

variety 

Choice Double Mixed 

Single Mixed per oz., 25 cts. . . 

Zinnia. See page 65. 



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FLOWER SEED COLLECTIONS 



Popular Collection of Flower Seeds, 25c. 

12 PACKETS EASY-GROWING ANNUALS 

For the convenience of those who would rather trust to my judg- 
ment and experience instead of selecting them themselves, the fol- 
lowing will be found a beautiful collection giving a continuous dis- 
play of flowers. Full cultural directions on each packet. Twelve 
easy-growing annuals for 25 cts., consisting of asters, sweet Alys- 
sum, balsam, candytuft, carnation, cosmos, mignonette, nasturtiums, 
petunia, pinks, poppies and sweet peas. 



De Luxe "Stokes* Standard" Flower 
Seed Collection, 50c. 

"Stokes' Standard" applied to flower seed means the same high 
quality as to vegetable seed. In the De Luxe Collection will be 
found the very highest types in the following choice popular flowers; 
"Stokes' Standard" asters, mixed, S. S. dwarf nasturtiums, mixed, 
S. S. tall nasturtiums, mixed, S. S. pansy, mixed, S. S. single poppy, 
S. S. double poppy,- S. S. mixed sweet Peas. Total Catalogue 
value 85 cts.; mailed complete for 50 cts. 



California Privet Hedge 

The California Privet is, by all odds, our best hedge plant. It is 
absolutely free from insect pests, is a rapid, vigorous grower under all 
conditions, has handsome, glossy foliage that lasts well into the winter. 
It can be pruned at any time, and the more you prune the better it will 
look. It can be kept low when you simply wish a border, or it can be 
grown 5 or 6 feet high, or higher to be used as a screen or a windbreak 
for your garden. It can also be trimmed in geometrical shapes and 
curved arches; in fact, you can do with it almost anything you want to, 
doing well under all situations and under all conditions. 

In planting I recommend a double row, 6 inches from each other with 
plants set 6 inches apart in the row, diagonally opposite. In this way it 
makes a thick, compact hedge, which even dogs cannot get through 
easily. 

California Privet is also very desirable in clumps or as a single plant. 
One of the handsomest plants at my Floracroft gardens is a single plant 
of California Privet, which we trim hard each year. It is a very hand- 
some specimen. „„.. „_ 

^ Per loo T.ooo 

18 to 20 inches jt 3 oo $27 00 

24 to 30 inches 3 5 o 30 00 




A fine Privet Hedge alongside of Stokes' " Floracroft " green- 
house at Moorestown, N. J. 



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STOKES* SUMMER - FLOWERING BULBS 

Summer-flowering bulbs are of easiest culture, giving most beautiful bloom. The bulbs and roots offered below are all of blooming size, 
and must not be compared with those so largely advertised at ridiculously low prices. 

Dah'ias, Cannas, Caladiums, Gladioli and Begonias are tender sorts and will not live out over winter, but can be taken up in the fall 
and kept in the cellar until the following spring. 

Peonies, Japanese Lilies, Iris, etc., are entirely hardy, and will increase in strength and beauty from year to year. 



TUBEROUS BEGONIAS 

The tuberous-rooted Begonias are among the handsomest of our 
summer-flowering bulbs. They bloom continuously throughout the 
summer till frost cuts them. Planted either in the rockery or flower 
border, they rival the rose with their rich and varied colors, ranging 
from the most delicate shades of white, yellow and salmon to the 
most striking crimson and scarlet. Give a location shaded from mid- 
day sun. 

Single. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each 10 cts., 
3 for 25 cts., doz. 80 cts. postpaid ; by express, S5 per 100. 

Single. Choice Mixed. Each 7 cts., doz. 60 cts. postpaid; by ex- 
press, $4 per 100. 

Double. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each 15 cts., 

2 for 25 cts., doz. Si. 50 postpaid. 
Doable. Choice Mixed. Each 12 cts., 6 for 60 cts., doz. $1 postpaid. 



CANNAS 



No other plant is better adapted to our climate for outdoor bed- 
ding, and nothing costing so little excels them for masses and 
beautiful foliage, as well as the abundance of dazzling bloom in 
many shades. 

Crimson and Scarlet Cannas 

Duke of Marlborough. 4 feet. Rich velvety crimson ; an early 
and abundant bloomer. 

Express. 2M feet. Scarlet crimson ; a shade lighter than Phila- 
delphia. 

Patrie. 4 feet. Intense light crimson ; good for massing. 

Philadelphia. 3 feet. Beautiful crimson, bearing fine, large flow- 
ers the whole season. 

Pillar of Fire. 6 to 7 feet. Bright crimson scarlet ; a continuous 
bloomer and good for center of beds. 

Price of the above, 10 cts. each, $1 per doz., postpaid 

Giant Orchid-Flowering Cannas 

Indiana. 6 feet. Green foliage, with flowers of a glistening golden 

orange striped with red. 
Italia. 4 to 5 feet. Center brilliant red ; petals bordered with clear 

yellow. 

New York. 5 to 6 ft. Color intense carmine, with deep green foli- 
age, marked with a rich purple. 

Uncle Sam. 6 feet. Light, rich red flowers ; petals 2% to 3 inches 
broad. 

Price of the above, 12 cts. each, $1.25 per doz. postpaid 

Dark or Bronze-Leaved Cannas 

Black Beauty. 4 to 5 feet. Flowers brilliant red, with rich bronze 
foliage. 

Brandywine. 4 to 5 feet. Color wine-red ; large bloom, sometimes 
laced with gold. 

King Humbert. 4 feet. Bright, orange-scarlet, streaked with 
crimson ; foliage bronze with brownish green stripes. 

Queen of Holland. 3 feet. Deep rich orange with dark green foli- 
age, heavily veined and edged with bronze. 

Hiawatha. 3 feet. Variegated foliage ; large rosy pink flowers, 
bordered with clear cerise. 

Price of the above, 12 cts. each, $1.25 per doz. 

Cannas, Sundry Shades 

Alsace. 4 feet. Nearest approach to pure white. 
Martha Washington. 3 feet. Extra-large flowers of clear bright 
rose-pink. 

Gladiator. 5 feet. Yellow spotted with red ; fine green foliage. 
Buttercup. 3 feet. Bright buttercup yellow. 

Price of the above, 12 cts. each; $1.25 per doz. 



CALADIUMS (Elephant's Ears) 

A very effective plant and suitable for either a single plant on the 
lawn, masses in beds, or for margins of water, its leaves often attain- 
ing the length of 3 feet by 20 inches wide. First size, each 10 cts., 
doz. $1. Second size, each 15 cts., doz. S150 postpaid. Extra-large 
bulbs (too large to mail) each 25 cts., doz. $2.50 by express. 

THE SPOTTED-LEAF CALLA 

This magnificent Calla has glossy, dark green leaves dotted with 
numerous white spots. The flowers are pure white, with black cen- 
ters and are very beautiful. The plants grow and bloom easily and 
freely in window or in open garden. Strong roots, 15 cts. each, 25 
cts. for 2, $1.50 per doz. 

CINNAMON VINE 

A highly desirable climber. The beautiful vine makes shoots 
sometimes 25 feet or more in length and in a remarkably snort space 
of time, and will quickly cover an arbor, trellis or veranda with a 
profusion of handsome foliage and numbers of white blossoms. 5 
cts. each, 25 cts. for 6, 40 cts. per doz., postpaid. 

DAHLIAS 

Cactus Varieties 

Amos Perry. Bright scarlet with twisted petals ; dwarf. 
Harbor Light. Immense orange-red flowers; petals 7 inches 
across. 

Kriemhilde. Brilliant pink, shading lighter to the center. 
Mrs. H. J. Jones. Deep crimson with broad spikes of white run- 
ning through the center of the petals. 
Uncle Tom. Black, passing to maroon, with satiny sheen. 
Winsome. A fine, creamy white, of good size and perfect form. 

Decorative Varieties 

Admiral Dewey. Brilliant imperial purple; fine form. 
Catherine Duer. Large, bright, iridescent crimson-scarlet. 
Frank L. Bassett. Bright, royal purple, shading to blue ; dwarf 
branching. 

Miss Nellie Stewart. Light center, shading to pink, tips of 
petals. 

Miss Minnie McCullough. Soft yellow, overlaid with bronze ; 
fine for cut-flower. 

Perle d'Or. Large, white chrysanthemum-formed ; early and pro- 
fuse bloomer. 

Show Varieties 

Arabella. Tall, primrose, tipped and shaded old rose and 
lavender. 

Emily. Lavender and white ; very large and handsome. 
James Vick. Rich plum; profuse bloomer. 
Lemon Beauty. Large ; soft shade of lemon-yellow. 
Red Hussar. Intense scarlet-crimson ; the best of its color. 

Price of any of above Dahlias : 20 cts. each, $2 per doz., postpaid 
Unnamed Dahlias in separate colors. 12 cts. ea., $1.25 per doz. 
Unnamed Dahlias Mixed. 10 cts. each, Si per doz. 

JAPANESE LILIES 

In the flower-garden Lilies rank first in importance. They are 
stately and beautiful, matchless in form and variety of color, while 
possessing the most agreeable perfume, and for general effect they 
have no rivals. Bulbs should be planted 6 inches deep in a well- 
drained, deep, loamy soil made rich with thoroughly rotted manure, 
and an inch of clean sand placed under and over the bulbs when 
setting. 

Auratum (Golden-rayed Lily of Japan). Large Each Doz. 100 

pure white flowers, with crimson spots and a 

golden band through the center of each petal. 

Large bulbs So 20 $2 00 $12 00 

Speciosum rubrum. White, spotted with rose. . 20 2 00 1200 
album. Pure white ; fragrant 20 2 00 12 00 



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STOKES' SUMMER-FLOWERING BULBS, continued 



GLADIOLI 



Of summer-blooming plants for general gar- 
den decoration, the Gladioli are deserving of 
special attention. Requiring but little room 
for growth, they are exceedingly useful for 
planting among shrubbery in the border, 
while for massing in large beds, where a bril- 
liant and effective display is desired, they are 
invaluable. They succeed best in good loam, 
enriched with well-rotted manure. The bulbs 
should be planted about 3 inches deep and 
6 inches apart. 

Stokes' Novelty $1 Collection 

INTENSITY. Strong spike bearing large 

flowers of a rich light scarlet ; the three 

lower petals spotted white. 
LADY HOWARD DE WALDEN. Bright 

clear yellow flaked with carmine. Dwarf 

vigorous plant. 
PHILADELPHIA. Dark pink, ends of 

petals suffused with white. Flowers of good 

size. 

CALIFORNIA. Large, deep lavender-pink 

flowers, with white throat markings. 
GENERAL DE NANSOUTY. Rich bluish 

purple, marked with vivid crimson and 

lemon-yellow. 

MEADOWVALE. A very fine white, tinged in the throat with 
crimson, and lower petals slightly marked with faint pink. 

Price of each of the above Superb Gladioli 20 cts. each. $2 per doz., 
or one bulb each by mail, postpaid, for $1 

Ten Named Gladioli lor 60 cts., postpaid 

These ten varieties, tested and tried, give a wide range of colors 
and markings. I will send the entire collection for 60 cents, post- 
paid. It will surely give you satisfaction. 

Augusta. Lovely pure white with blue anthers. Strong, straight 

spike often having two or three branches. 
Senator Volland. Pure blue, dark violet blotch, with a yellow 

stain, striped blue. 
Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scarlet; an old variety, but much 

planted on account of brilliant color. 

Victory. Delicate sulphur-yellow, lower petals shaded deeper yel- 
low. Flowers of medium size. Fine variety. 

Gil Bias. Early-flowering plant of dwarf habit ; flowers salmon- 
rose with a red blotch of primrose ground. 

George Paul. Large flowers; deep crimson, slightly stained yel- 
low, spotted with purple. 

White Cloud. Tall, graceful spike with pure white flowers (ex- 
cept in a very hot season). Lower petals shaded cream color. 

May. Lovely pure white flowers, finely flaked bright rosy crimson ; 

strong spike. Good forcing variety. 
Witch. Medium flowers, mottled red. Odd variety. 

America. Spikes two to three feet long with good-sized flowers of 
soft lavender-pink, almost a tinted white. 

Price of each of above fine Gladioli 10 cts. each, or $1 per doz., 
postpaid, or one bulb each for 60 cts., postpaid 

Gladioli in Mixture 

Single bulbs 6 cts. each 

Floracroft Mixture No. 1. A very choice strain of grand flower- 
ing sorts. Mostly light shades, very few red or purple. By mail, 
postpaid, 30 cts. per doz.; by express, $1.50 per 100, $12 per 1,000. 

Floracroft Mixture No. 2. Same as above but smaller bulbs. 
By mail, postpaid, 25 cts. per doz.; by express, $1 per 100, $8 per 

1,000. 

Groff's Hybrid Seedlings. Flowers of largest size, finest form 
and highest quality, with colors in the most delicate tints and un- 
excelled brilliancy. By mail, postpaid, 40 cts. per doz.; by ex- 
press, $2.50 per 100, $20 per 1,000. 




Floracroft Mixture Gladiolus 



Each 

Blue go 10 

Crimson 10 

Violet, White 
Border 10 



Gladioli in Separate Colors 
for Florists 

Shades of Pink Mixed. 35 cts. per doz., 
postpaid; $1.50 per ioo, $12 per 1,000, by 
express. 

Shades of Red Mixed. 30 cts. per doz., post- 
paid ; $1.25 per ioo, Sioper 1,000, by express. 

Shades of Orange and Yellow. 40 cts. per 
doz.. postpaid; $3.25 per 100, $30 per 1,000, 
by express. 

Shades of Striped and Variegated. 40c. 

per doz., postpaid ; $2.50 per 100, $20 per 

1,000, by express. 
Shades of White and Light. 35 cts. per 

doz., postpaid; $2 per 100, $18 per 1,000, by 

express. 

Lemoine's Mixed. 30 cts. per doz., post- 
paid ; $1.50 per 100, $12 per 1,000, by express. 

GLOXINIA (Large-Ilowered) 

Magnificent for house culture, producing in 
great profusion beautiful flowers of the richest 
and most beautiful colors. They succeed best 
in sandy loam and peat, and require a moist 
heat. After blooming, dry off gradually, let 
the bulb remain in the pot without water, and 
keep in a warm place until they show signs of 
starting again. Good strong bulbs. 

Each Doz. 

White $0 10 $1 00 

Red, White 

Border 10 

Spotted 10 

Mixed 10 



Doz. 100 
jfl 00 $7 00 
I 00 7 00 



ICO 

7 OO 



I 00 7 00 



1 00 
1 00 
1 CO 



7 00 
7 00 
6 00 



IRIS (Flower-de-Luce) 

Japanese. Perfectly hardy, beautiful flowers, all colors. Exqui- 
sitely mottled and veined. Bloom in July, and need a moist, sunny 
situation. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 

German. These rival the orchid in variety of coloring, shape and 
shading. Perfectly hardy and adapted to all situations. Bloom in 
June. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 

LILY-OF-THE-V ALLEY 

Selected 3-year-old Berlin Pips (sand-grown). For forcing, 25 
cts. per doz.; bundles of 25 for 40 cts.; Si. 60 per 100, $14 per 1,000. 
If wanted by mail, add 5 cts. per doz. for postage. 

Cold Storage Pips. We are prepared to offer Cold Storage Pips 
all through the summer season. Price on application. 

SUMMER-FLOWERING OXALIS 

The bulbs, when planted about 3 inches apart, produce an un- 
broken row of elegant foliage and pretty flowers, and, as they bloom 
in a very short time after planting, furnish a neat and attractive 
border the whole season. 10 cts. per doz., 50 cts. per 100. 

PEONIES (Hardy Herbaceous) 

These have become indispensable in every garden. They are all 
hardy and admirably adapted to our northern climate, growing in 
almost all situations, and even flourishing under shade trees. 
Festiva Maxima. The grandest of all white varieties ; a few 
small flakes of red near center. Exceedingly rich and rare. Of 
large size and exquisite form. 60 cts. each, $6 per doz. 

Shades of Red 

Shades of Pink 

Shades of White 

Mixed Sorts 



Each 


Doz. 


IOO 


$0 20 


$2 OO 


$10 00 


20 


2 00 


10 00 


20 


2 OO 


12 OO 


15 


I 5° 


8 00 



TUBEROSE 

Excelsior Pearl. We offer choice large-flowering bulbs at 5 cts. 
each, 6 for 20 cts., 35 cts. per doz., 25 for 70 cts., 100 for $2.50, by 
mail, postpaid; by express, 25 cts. per doz., 25 for 40 cts., 100 for 
$1.25. Largest size selected bulbs, by mail, at 5 cts. each, 6 for 25 
cts., 50 cts per doz., $3 per 100, postpaid. If ordered shipped by 
express, purchaser to pay charges, largest size selected bulbs, 
$1.75 per 100, 200 for S3. 25, or $15 per 1,000. 



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WALTEF^P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



NOVELTY ROSES 

Col. R. S . Williamson. A . truly superb Rose and a 

distinctly grand addition to 

the popular Hybrid Tea class. The blooms are very large, full, 
perfect!}' formed, with high-pointed center; the petals are round, 
smooth, and possessed of great substance. Color, satiny white with 
deep blush center; very lovely. A first-rate Rose for any purpose. 
Price, 25 cts. each, postpaid; 2-year size, 50 cts., by express. 

William Shcail. This is a glorious Rose of unquestionable 
— - — — — — — merit, having immense size, perfect form 
and splendid substance, and was awarded a gold medal by the 
National Rose Society of England. It is said to be the largest Hybrid 
Tea Rose known. Color is purest pink, with delicate yellow and 
red veins. Price, 25 cts. each, postpaid; 2-year size, 50c, by express. 

A vigorous grower. 
Color is bright car- 
mine-red, with vermilion center. Flowers are large, full and of good 
form. Price, 35 cts. each, postpaid; 2-year size, 75 cts., by express. 

Flowers pure citron-yellow, outer petals 
edged with a tint of rose. A vigorous 
grower and a good addition to our yellow roses. Price, 20 cts. each, 
postpaid; 2-year size, 40 cts., by express. 

The four for 75 cts., postpaid; 2-year size, $1.50, by express 

TEN EVERBLOOMING ROSES 

Mme. Eugene Marlitt. One of the most fragrant, vigorous grow- 
ing, abundant blooming Roses recently introduced. The color is 
a rich carmine-red. 25c. ea., postpaid; 2-yr. size, 50c, by express. 

Freiherr von Marschall. Dark carmine; buds long and pointed; 
flowers large, full and of perfect imbricated form. 20 cts. each, 
postpaid; 2-year size, 40 cts., by express. 

W. R. Smith. Creamy white, flushed and suffused bright rosy 
pink: flowers large and full; an excellent variety. 25 cts. each, 
postpaid; 2-year size, 50 cts., by express. 

Clotilde Soupert. Flowers double and deliciously sweet ; color, 
beautiful creamy white, deepening at center to a clear bright pink. 
10 cts. each, postpaid; 2-year size, 30 cts., by express. 



Reine Marguerite D'ltalie. 



Blumenschmidt. 




Frau Karl Druschki, a pure white "American Beauty" 




Philadelphia Rambler Rose 



Grass an Teplitz. Dark rich crimson, passing to velvety-fiery- 
red, very bright; flowers large, full and sweet; blooms constantly. 
15 cts. each, postpaid; 2-year size, 35 cts., by express. 
New White Soupert 1 Schneekopf ' . Beautiful cup-shaped 
petals of waxy white and sometimes tinged flesh-pink. 20 cts. 
each, postpaid; 2-year size, 40 cts., by express. 
Mme. Camille. Extra-large, full and sweet ; clear, rosy-flesh, 

passing to salmon-pink. 
Marie Lambert. Lemon-yellow, passing to creamy white. 
Etoile de Lyon. Bright golden yellow; very fragrant. 
Maman Cochet. Flowers enormous; coral-pink, shaded with rose; 
deliciously sweet. 15c. ea., postpaid; 2-year size, 35c, by express. 
Prices of Everblooming Roses, except where noted: 10c. ea., 50c. for 6, 75c. for 
set of 10, postpaid; 2-year size, 30c. ea., $1.60 for 6, $2.50 for set of 10, by ex. 

HYBRID PERPETUAL ROSES 

Charles Wagner. Flowers clear bright red; free bloomer. 20 cts. each, postpaid; 

2-year size, 40 cts., by express. 
Mme. Masson. Rich crimson; fall bloomer. 15 cts. each; 2-yr., 35 cts., by express. 
Frau Karl Druschki. Best white Rose in existence. 25c. ea.; 2-yr., 50c. by express. 
Gloire Lyonnaise. Creamy white, tinted oransje. 15c. ea.; 2-yr., 35c, by express. 
Anna de Diesbach. Carmine pink; extra-large. 15c. ea.; 2-yr., 35c, by express. 
Magna Charta. Bright rosv pink; extra-large. 15c. ea.; 2-yr., 35c, by express. 
General Jacqueminot. Famous as one of the most magnificent crimson Rost s <. \ t r 

introduced; very fragrant. 20 cts. each, postpaid ; 2-year, 40 cts., by express. 
The seven for $1.10. postpaid; 2-year size, $2.25, by express 

EVERBLOOMING CLIMBING ROSES 

Climbing Clotilde Soupert. Strong, vigorous climber. Flowers beautiful creamy 
white, tinged with amber, deepening at the center to bright pink. 

Empress of China. Flowers soft dark red passing to light pink. 

Climbing Meteor. Makes exquisite buds and flowers of true Jacqueminot red. 

Marechal Niel. Beautiful large golden yellow flowers; full, double and fragrant. 
15 cts. each, 40 cts. for the four; 2-year, 35 cts. each, $1.10 for the four 

HARDY RAMBLER ROSES 

White Dorothy. New. Petals crinkled, pure white. 35c. ea.; 2-yr., 70c. by express. 
Philadelphia. Bright rich crimson. 20 cts. each. 2-year, 35 cts., by express. 
Gardenia or Hardy Marechal Niel. Beautiful yellow. 15 cts. each ; 2-year. 3s 
cts., by express. 

Dorothy Perkins. Clear shell pink; petals crinkled. 15c. ea.; 2-yr., 35c, by express. 
The above four for 60 cts., postpaid; 2-year size, $1.40, by express 

BABY RAMBLERS 

Crimson Baby Rambler. Hardy, free bloomer, flowers bright crimson. 15 cts. 
each.; 2-year, 35 cts. 

Pink Baby Rambler. Similar to Crimson Rambler, only bright pink. 25 cts. ea< h; 
2-year, 50 cts. 

White Baby Rambler. Snow-white, great bloomer. 15 cts. each; 2-year, 35 cts. 

The three for 35 cts., postpaid; 2-year, 90 cts. 
NOTICE. 1 sand all 1-yr. Roses postpaid; 2-yr. plants by express at purchaser's expense 

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iXQKE.5' Standard, &eed$jI rpses and plan i g 



A PAGE OF CHOICE FLOWERING PLANTS 



7 Choice Carnations 
for 60 cts. 

President Roosevelt. Deep rich 
crimson - scarlet, shaded maroon. 
Free bloomer. 15 cts. 

Enchantress. A grand pink, one of 
the finest and most wonderful bloom- 
ers. Color rose-pink. 15 cts. 

Climax. Rich salmon-pink, prettily 
fringed. 15 cts. 

Dorothy. Large, full flowers ; rich 
dark pink 10 cts. 

Elbon. Flaming scarlet, very hand- 
some and highly perfumed. 10 cts. 

Eldorado. Golden yellow flowers, 
finely penciled with bright red ; 
greatly admired. 10 cts. 

Queen. Fragrant ; elegantly fringed ; 
snow-white. 10 cts. 

For 60 cts I will send the seven choice 
Carnations carefully packed and cor- 
rectly labeled. 

6 Grand Chrysanthe- 
mums for 55 cts. 

President Taft. Petals of purest 
white which closely incurve, forming 
a huge, glistening ball. 15 cts. 

Mary Jane. A beautiful shade of yellow. 15 cts. 

Pacific Supreme. An unusual shade of pink 
seedling from Glory of the Pacific. 15 cts. 

Geo. W. Childs. A fine variety. Color rich deep velvety crimson ; 
reverse of petals shades of gold. 15 cts. 

Dr. Enguehardt. Color pink without a trace of purple. A lead- 
ing winner at the shows. 15 cts. 

Magnificent. A grand crimson flower with golden bronze reverse. 
Petals intertwine. 15 cts. 

The above choice, large-flowering Chrysanthemums 3 for 35 cts.. 
or 6 for 55 cts , postpaid 

Hardy Pompon Chrysanthemums 




President Taft Chrysanthemum 



This variety is 



Baby. Small golden flower. 
Bouquet. Rich carmine-red. 



Climax. Deep rosy pink. 
White Flora. White; very good. 

All of the above are 10 cts. each, by mail, or the collection of 4 for 

30 cts. 



5 Double Geraniums, 55c. 

Marquise de Castellane. Deep bright 

red. Very striking. 
Jean Viaud. Finest pink, with white 

blotches. 

La Favorite. Elegant flowers of pure 
white. 

S. A. Nutt. The best; dark, rich 
crimson. 

Beaute Poitevine. Bright salmon- 
pink. 

All of the above are 16 cts. each, 2 for 
25 cts., or the 5 for 55 cts., by mail, 
postpaid. 

4 Single Geraniums, 45c. 

Jacquerie. Extra -large, single dark 

velvety crimson flowers. 
Mad. Bruant. White ground, penciled 

bright rose. 
Granville. Clear rosy pink; constant 

bloomer. 

Maxime Kovalevski. A beautiful 
orange shade of Lincoln-red. 

All the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 26c, 
or the 4 for 45 cts., by mail, postpaid. 




American Wonder Lemon 
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5 Finest Fragrant Win- 
ter-Flowering Violets 

Gov. Herrick. New. Large single 

blue flowers. 15 cts. 
New Double Russian. Perfectly 
double flowers, long stems ; deep 
blue. 15 cts. 
Princess of Wales. Extra large sin- 
gle flowers on stems 10 to 12 inches 
high. 10 cts. 
Lady Hume Campbell. Double; 

blue. 10 cts. 
Swanley White. Best white; dou- 
ble. 15 cts. 
Collection of 5 of the above Violets 45 
cts., by mail, postpaid 

6 Choice Hardy Phlox 
for 60 cts. 

There are no brighter flowers during 
the late summer and early autumn 
months than the hardy Phlox. 
Athis. Tall; salmon-pink. 15 cts. 
Bridesmaid. White, large red eye. 
15 cts. 

Mme. Paul Dutrie. Delicate lilac- 
rose color. 15 cts. 
Eclaireur. Purplish crimson, light 
halo ; large. 15 cts. 
The Pearl. The best tall, pure white variety. 15 cts. 
Pantheon. The most beautiful pink. 15 cts. 

Climbing Vines 

WISTARIA, Chinese Blue. Tall-growing climber; long, droop- 
ing violet-purple flowers. 20 cts. 
SWEET-SCENTED HONEYSUCKLE, Halliana. Fragrant 
buff-and-white flowers. 15 cts. 
Golden-leaved. Sweet-scented. 15 cts. 
CLEMATIS paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbing vines. 
Flowers creamy white; fragrant. Small plants, 15 cts. each, by 
mail; extra 3-year-old plants, 35 cts. each, 3 for$i, by express. 
C. Jackmani. Fine purple flowers. 25 cts. and 40 cts. postpaid. 
C, Madam Edouard Andre. Flowers 4 to 5 inches across, deep 

rosy pink or red. 25 cts. and 40 cts. postpaid. 
C. Henryi. Elegant, large-flowered, rich creamy white ; enormous 

bloomer; very fine. 35 cts. postpaid. 
MOONFLOWER. Rapid summer climber. 

White. Richly scented ; flowers open in evening. 
Blue. Exquisite blossoms, large, bell-shaped. 

15c. each, or the two (Blue and White) 
25 cts., postpaid 

Hardy Shrubbery 

Japan Snowball Spirea, White 
Hydrangea pan. ! Weigela, Rose 
grandiflora j Deutzia, White 
Spirea, Red | 
15 cts. each, postpaid; 2-yr. 25 cts. by 
express 

American Wonder 
Lemon 

It grows easily, requiring no special 
care; fruit large, frequent'y weighing 
three pounds each. Does well in the 
house. 

20 cts. each, 3 for 50 cts., postpaid; 2- 
yr. fruiting size, 50c. and 75c, by express 

Dwarf Otaheite Orange 

This dwarf Orange Tree begins fruit- 
ing at once, and bears flowers and lovely 
yellow oranges all the year round. 
15 cts. each, 3 for 35c, postpaid; 2-yr. 
fruiting size, 60c. and 75c, by express. 



WALTER P. STOKES 4 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA 





Oom Paul Strawberry 



STOKES' 
STRAWBERRIES 

NEW STRAWBERRIES 

Heritage. ^ new see< iling Strawberry, 
originated in Burlington 
County, N. J. Plant is very large, of heavy 
texture, persistent in propagation, deep- 
rooted free in fruiting; season, midseason 
to very late. The berry is dark, shining 
crimson in color to center, carries an unusu- 
ally large, heavy green calyx ; very large, 
tapering and regular, of delicious flavor ; 
being firm, it is a good shipper. I consider 
this a promising new variety. $i per doz., 
postpaid ; by express, 75 cts. per doz., $3 per 
100, $10 per 1,000. 

Great Scott. ™ s is a cross between 
Bubach and Belmont, - 




Heritage Strawberry 

50 cts. per doz., 



great blood for size, beauty, yield and qual- 
ity. The plant is perfection itself. The foliage and fruit shine as though varnished, having no 

blight or rust. The fruit is of a bright scarlet color, turning crimson when very ripe. Its season is from medium to late 
postpaid; by express, 35 cts. per doz., $1 per 50, $1.50 per 100, $7.50 per 1,000. 

The great market berry. Very large and handsome, richly colored and a delightfully flavored Strawberry for the 
table. Its healthy, vigorous growth is phenomenal, sending out its runners until the ground is matted with them, 
and its great, deep-rooting qualities enable it to produce beautiful berries in a dry season when other varieties are fruitless from this rea- 
son ; and coming after almost all other sorts are gone. 50 cts. per doz., postpaid ; by express, 40 cts. per doz., 80 cts. per 100, $6 per 1,000. 

Oom Paul. ^ ne new Strawberry, Oom Paul, is a wonder. Stupendous in size and delicious in flavor, nice shape, elegant color, ship- 

1 ping the best. Another strong point in favor of Oom Paul is that the last picking never runs small. Perfect bloomer. 50 

cts. per doz., postpaid ; by express, 40 cts. per doz., 80 cts. per 100, $6 per 1,000. 



Late Champion. 



CHOICE STANDARD SORTS 



William Belt. Berries large, conical, rather long, regular in out- 
line ; bright red, glossy; quality good, moderately firm; plants 
vigorous, healthy and quite prolific. It is of good quality, and will 
sell well in any fancy market. 

The Gandy. Late. Strictly fancy. The fruits are uniformly large, 
perfect in form and firm ; color bright crimson and as glossy as if 
varnished. Quality superb ; delightful aroma, suggestive of both 
strawberries and peaches. Perfect-blooming. 

Glen Mary. Very vigorous, perfect-blooming plant. Enormously 
productive of large, bright, deep red berries. Light red clear to 
the center; sweet, rich and high-flavored. Midseason. 

Chipman. The fruit is very large with large green caps of even 
size and shape. It begins to ripen four or five days earlier than 
the Bubach ; the color is dark red, bright and glossy. It is very 
firm, and a good shipper. 



The Improved Early Superior. Very good ; fruit large and a 
brilliant red and an abundant yielder. 60 cts. per doz., $2 per 100, 
$7 per 1,000. 

Marshall. Midseason. For home use it is peerless. The first of 
the extra-large varieties to ripen, and, although of great size, the 
fruit is rarely misshapen. Color is a rich, glossy crimson. Perfect- 
blooming. 

Norwood. Requires intelligent care, but when carefully grown, 
repays the effort spent upon it. It is firm, glossy, beautiful, fine 
color and form, and of very highest quality. It is rich in color and 
red clear through. Excellent for garden purposes. $1 per doz., 
$6.50 per 100. 

Success. Perfect bloomer. Early, large, fairly firm and of a bright 

crimson color. It is the best early berry we have yet fruited. If 
you want a large, early berry that will yield, plant Success. 



P rice of above, except where noted, 40 cts. per doz., postpaid ; by express, 25 cts. per doz., SI per 100, $6 per 1 ,000 



BLACKBERRIES 

Ward. A new Blackberry of great merit. A very strong grower. 

The fruit is black throughout and very prolific, firm, and good for 

shipment, and of highest quality. Postpaid, 10 cts. each, 85 cts. 

per doz.; by express, 75 cts. per doz., $3.50 per 100. 
Erie. Hardy; productive; large and of good quality. Postpaid, 

10 cts. each, 85 cts. per doz.; by express, 75 cts. per doz., $3 

per 100. 

Kittatinny. Very large, medium to late. Not hardy north of New 
York City. Postpaid, 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz.; by express, 65 
cts. per doz., $3 per 100. 

RASPBERRIES 

RED 

Miller. Large, bright red berry, holding size until end of season ; 

does not fade; small core, very firm. Postpaid, 60 cts. per doz.; 

by express, 50 cts. per doz., $3 per 100. 
Cuthbert. The old standard and hard to beat ; very productive ; a 

rich red, firm and good quality. Price same as Miller. 

A YELLOW RASPBERRY 

Golden Queen. Seedling of the Cuthbert. Very productive and 
hardy; large size, beautiful color and excellent quality. Postpaid, 
85 cts. per doz.; by express, 75 cts. per doz., $3.50 per 100. 



BLACKCAP RASPBERRIES 

Cumberland. The business Blackcap. Fruit very large, wonder- 
fully productive and absolutely hardy. Early. Postpaid, 15 cts. 
each, 70 cts. per doz.; by express, 60 cts. per doz., $3 per 100. 

Gregg. The standard Blackcap. Profitable market sort. Postpaid, 
10 cts. each, 60 cts. per doz.; by express, 50c. per doz., $3 per 100. 

CURRANTS 

Pres. Wilder. In size of bunch and berry, color and quality of 
fruit, the Wilder is much superior to Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 
$1.15 per doz.; by express, $1 per doz., $8 per 100. 

Cherry. Large red. Postpaid, 2-year, $1.15 per doz.; by express, 
$1 per doz., $6 per 100. 

Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 2-year, $1.15 per doz.; by express $1 per 
doz., $6 per 100. 

GOOSEBERRIES 

Industry. An English sort. Fruit dark red, large and of good 
quality. Season early. Postpaid, 45 cts. each; by express, 25 cts. 
each, $2.50 per doz., $15 per 100. 

Downing. Large, light green ; suitable for family use or for mar- 
ket. Postpaid, 25 cts. each ; by express, $1.75 per doz., $10 per 100. 

Red Jacket. This variety is claimed to be mildew-proof. Of Ameri- 
can origin, and very productive of fruit of the best quality. Post- 
paid, 30 cts. each; by express, $1.75 per doz. 



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TOKES* Standard ^eed§I]1 small fksjits ,- tr^es 



FRUIT AND NUT TREES 




Gravenstein Apple 



APPLES 



By express only. Plant 30 feet apart ; 48 
trees per acre 

SUMMER 

Starr. Large, pale green fruit. Fruits 
young. Early ; from July to September. 
Good for eating and cooking. 

Early Harvest. Early ; pale yellow ; fine 
eating. 

Sweet Bough. Large, pale yellow; ten- 
der, sweet. 

Yellow Transparent. Skin clear white, 

changing to pure yellow when fully ripe. 

Tender, juicy, early. 
Hagloe. Large, early summer sort; very 

productive ; good cooking Apple. 
Williams' Early Red. Medium summer ; 

large ; good for eating or cooking. 
Red Astrachan. Large, crimson ; acid ; 

very early ; good cooker. 

AUTUMN 

Gravenstein. Large, yellow, striped, beau- 
tiful ; tender ; subacid ; good market sort. 

Orange Pippin. Golden yellow ; good 
size ; profitable. 

Maiden Blush. Large ; blush cheek. 

WINTER 

Baldwin. Bright red, crisp, juicy, rich ; 

productive. 
Ben Davis. Striped ; good late keeper ; 

quality poor. 
Newton Pippin. Greenish yellow ; fine 

quality; good keeper; juicy, crisp, delicious. 
Grimes' Golden. Yellow ; high quality ; 

rich and tender. 

Prices of any of the above Apples, 5 to 7 
feet, 50c. each, $6 per doz., S35 per 100 

CHERRIES By o e nT 88 

Black Tartarian. Large, black, sweet and 
early. 

Oxheart. Large, light, with red cheek; 
solid, meaty, excellent. 



CHERRIES, con. 
Napoleon Bigar- 
rean. Very large, 
pale yellow, with 
red cheek. Juicy ; 
good flavor. 
Early Richmond. 

Red pie Cherry. 
Montmorency . 
Large, bright red, 
late. 

3 to 4 feet, SO cts. 
ea., S4.50 per doz., 
$35 per I0O; 4 to 6 
feet, 60 cts. each, 
$5 per doz., $40 
per 100. 

PEACHES 

By express only. Plant 
16 feet apart each, 
way ; 170 trees per 
acre. 

Sneed. Large, beau- 
tiful red on sunny 
side ; flesh white ; 
very sweet and juicy. 
Triumph. The ear- 
liest yellowfreestone 
yet introduced. 
Large ; pit small. 
Crosby. Free; dwarf. Fruit yellow, streaked 

crimson, with very small pit. 
Wonderful. Large, rich, yellow ; a good 

keeper ; very late ; freestone. 
Mountain Rose. Freestone ; pink flesh. 
Oldmixon. Creamy white ; popular. 
Stump the World. White, red cheek. 
Crawford's Late. Best late, yellow ; free. 
Late Heath Cling. Best white cling. 

3 to 4 feet, 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz., 
SIO per IOO ; 4 to 6 feet, 40 cts. each, 
£4 per doz., S 1 2 per 1 00. 



PLUM 



Satsuma. Japanese variety; medium to 
large in size; color very dark dull red all 
over, with greenish dots. 

Ogon. Golden yellow, good quality, free- 
stone. 

Abundance. Rich yellow with blush-red 
cheek. Flesh deep yellow ; very prolific. 

Burbank. Orange - yellow, overlaid with 
red. Later than Abundance. 

Willard. Earliest Plum on the list. Medium 
size, round, dark red, splashed yellow. 

3 to 4 feet, 45 cts. each, $4.50 per doz., 
$35 per IOO; 4 to 6 feet, 60 cts. each, 
$6 per doz., $40 per 100. 



PEARS 



By express only. Plant 15 by 20 feet; 145 
trees per acre 

Rossney. Two weeks after Bartlett, fine- 
grained, melting, juicy and of superior 
flavor. Skin yellow, with crimson blush. 

The Koonce. Very early and fine quality. 
Yellow, with red cheek ; spicy, juicy and 
sweet, free from blight. 

Clapp's Favorite. Large, early; bright 
yellow. 

Bartlett. The old favorite. 

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PEARS, continued 

Le Conte. Bell-shaped ; pale yellow ; good 
to plant with Kieffer. 

Seckel. Small yellowish russet ; rich, melt- 
ing, juicy. 

Kieffer. Very prolific, fine-looking, not 
good quality. Ripens in October. 

2-year, 4 to 6 feet, 50 cts. each, $5 per 
doz., $30 per 100; extra 3-year, 60 cts. 
each, $6 per doz. 



GRAPES 



McPike. Wonderful new black Grape 
Very superior in quality. Perfectly hardy. 
Earlier than Concord. Bunches large ; 
Berries mammoth. Fruit will keep ioo 
days on the vine in good condition. 

Moore's Early. Very early, large black 
Grape; skin thin, flesh sweet, 

Concord. The standard black Grape. Ber- 
ries large, thin skin. Tender, juicy, sweet. 

Niagara. The favorite white Grape. Very 
prolific. Handsome bunches, good shipper. 

Catawba. Dark red, medium-size berry ; 
skin thick, flesh pulpy and of best quality. 

Delaware. Small red berry, compact 
bunches, skin thin but firm ; juicy and 
very sweet. 

I -year-old, 30 cts. each, postpaid ; by ex- 
press, <20 cts. each, $2 per doz.; 2-year- 
old, 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 



NUT TREES 

The culture of nuts has'become very profit- 
able, and large orchards are being put out 
to good purpose. 

CHESTNUTS 

Alpha. Very early, large size. $1.75 each, 

$17.50 per doz. 
Paragon. Later, large and fine. $1.75 each, 

$17.50 per doz. 
Walnuts, Pecans, Shellbarks, Filberts, 

Almonds, Butternuts. 75 cts. each, 

$7.50 per doz. 




McPike Grape 




219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



TOOLS AND GARDEN IMPLEMENTS 




Horse -radish Grater 





Reliable" Food Cooker 



Calf Feeder 



Asparagus Buncher, "Acme." Greatly improved over old style. 

Knife guard, strong catch, $1.50 each, $16 per doz. 
Bee Hives, "Root's." No. 1, dovetailed, $3.15 each, set up; in flat, 

5 hives in crate, $10.75; 1° hives, Si9-50. 
No. 5, 2-story hive, $4 each, set up ; in flat, 5 hives, Sn.50. 
Bee Section Boxes. 80 cts. per 100, S5.50 per 1.000 
Bee-Comb Foundation. Medium Brood, 58 cts. per lb.; Light Sur- 
plus, 65 cts. per lb. 
Bee Smokers, "Cornell's" 85 cts.; "Clark's" 55 cts. 
Berry Press. No. 1, $3.50; No. 2. $4.50; No. 1%, £5.50; No. 3, S6.50. 
"Calf Feeders, "Small's." With rubber teat, $2. 
Calf Weaners, "Rice's." No. 1, for calves, 30c; No. 2, for heifers, 45c; 

No. 3, for cows (to prevent self-sucking), 60c. If by mail, add 5 cts. 
Churns. Ced;:r Cylinder. 2 ga'ls., $2 ; 4 gals., $2.50; 7 gals., $3. 
Cider Mills, " Buckeye." The best, strongest mill made. Junior, 

$12; medium, $16; senior, $21. 
Cookers. For cooking stock foods, or preparing lime, sulphur and 

salt spraying mixtures. 
"Reliable." For wood 20 gal., S6 ; 35 gal., $8; sogal., $10: 100 

gal., S12. 

Circular Steel Boilers. 36 gal., $10; 48 gal., $12. 
Corn Planters. Automatic hand. $1.75. 
Corn Shelters, " Red Chief." For box, S2. 

"Invincible." Single hole, $8. "Lightning." Two-hole, S15. 
Dibbles, For transplanting. Steel, 50 cts. ; brass, 60 cts. 
Drills, " Planet Jr." See third cover page. 

Egg Crates, "Perfection." 30 doz., $1.25 each, $14 per doz. ; fillers, 
per set 25 cts. 

Floral or Garden Sets. For ladies and children. 50 cts. to $1. 
Forks, Hay. 2-tine, 80 cts.; 3-tine, 90 cts. 

Spading. D-handle, 4-tine, $1.10; 5-tine, $1.35. 

Manure. D-handle, 4-tine, 85 cts.; 5-tine, $1.25. Long-handle, 4-tine, 
90 cts.; 5-tine, Si 10. 
Fruit Pickers. Wire, with brass eye, 35 cts. 
Fumigators, "Eureka." No. 1, $\ ; No. 2, $1.50; No. 3. $2. 

"Perfection." No. 1, $2.75 ; No. 2, $3.25; No. 3, $3.75 
Garden Lines. 60 ft., 30 cts. ; 90 ft., 60 cts. ; 120 ft., 75 cts. 
Garden Reels, Iron, small, 65 cts.; galvanized, single, $1.25 ; galvan- 
ized, double, St. 75. 
Grindstones, "Farmer's." 18-in., $3. 25 ; 20-in., S3. 50; 24-in., $4.50. 
Guards, for Trees. Wire, $1.25. 
Hoes. In variety. 

Half Moon. 3-in., 40 cts.; 4-in., 45 cts.; 5-in., 50 cts.; 6-in., 55 cts. 

Square. 6 in., solid shank, 50 cts.; 7-in., 55 cts.; 8-in., 60 cts. 

Bateman Field. 5^-in. blade, $1 .10 ; 6M-in., Si. 25 ; 8-in., $1.45. 

Hoe and Rake, combined. 4-prong, 50 cts.; 6-prong, 60 cts. 

Warren. Small, 65 cts.; large, 75 cts. 

Tomato Transplanting. Short-handle, 65 cts. 

Scuffle. English. 4-in., 50 cts.; 5-in., 55 cts.; 6-in., 65 cts.; 7-in. 70c; 

8-in., 75 cts.; 10-in., $1. 
Celery Hoes. For hilling celery. 14-jn., Si. 25. 
Horse-radish Graters. Steel pin. No. 1, $7-5°; No. 2, $8.50; Xo. 3, 

with lever tread, $12. 
Knives, Asparagus. 30 cts. each, $3.25 per doz. 
Edging. For trimming edges of walks. American, 50 cts. English, 

8-in.,Si-5°; 9-in., S1.75. 
Budding, " Saynor's." English, 1 blade, Si. 35; 2 blades, S1.75. 

German, 1 blade, 75 cts. ; Ameri- 
can, 1 blade, Si; 2 blades, Si 25. 
Pruning. English, 1 blade, $1.15. 

American, 1 blade, 60 cts. 
Pruning and Budding. 2 blades, 

Si 25. 

Plant Stands. Wooden, 3-shelf, $1.50; 

wire, 3-shelf, S3; 4-shelf, S3-75- 
Rakes. In variety. 
Steel. Short teeth, for walks. 14 
teeth, 40 cts.; 16 teeth, 50 cts.; 18 



teeth, 60 cts. 
Steel. Garden. 
30c; 10 teeth, 
14 teeth, 45 c. 



6 teeth, 25c; 8 teeth, 
35c; 12 teeth, 40 c; 
16 teeth, 50 c. 
Steel Bow. 9 teeth, 30 cts.; 11 teeth, 
40 cts.; 13 teeth, 50c; 15 teeth, 60c. 
HustlerLawn. Galvanized wire, 50c. 
Wooden, 40 cts. 

Automatic, self-cleaning, 26 teeth, 

70 cts.; 38-teeth, Si. 
Lawn and Scarifying. 50 cts. 
Hay and Straw. 8 and 10 teeth, 30c. 
Root Cutters. No. 7, for poultry, $5. 

Banner. No. ;<> ,s<>; No. 15, $9.50. 
Saws, Pruning. 16-in., 75 cts.; 18-in., 
90 cts.; 20-in., $1.10. 

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Hoes in Assortment 



Stoker' <Standar]d SeedsT}] general supplies 




" Wheel 



Scissors. Grape Thinning, English, $i ; Fruit and Flower Gatherers, hold 

after cutting, American, 25 cts.; imported, $1. 
Scythes, American, $1 ; American, brush, 90 cts ; English, lawn, riveted 

back, $1.25; sneathe, or handle, 75 cts. 
Scythe Stones, "Darby," 10 cts. "Talacre," 15 cts. 
Seed Sowers, "Little Giant," $1.50. " Cahoon," $3.25 

barrow," $7. 

SHEARS 

Grass Border. 8-in blade, $2; 10-in., $2.50; with wheel, 8-in. $2.50, 10-in 
Lawn. Two wheels, 9-in. blade, for cutting under fences and shrubs, $2.50 
Perfection Pruning, 7-in.,$2; 8-in., $2.25; 9-in., $2. 50. 
Grape Pruning. One size. 50 cts 
German Pruning. 8-in., 50 cts.; 9-in., 65 cts. 
German. Small, nickel. $1. 
Lopping. Long handle. 75 cts. 

Waters' Tree Pruning. 4 ft., 75 cts.; 6 ft., 85 cts.; 8 ft., $1 ; 10 ft., $1.15 
12 ft.. Si. 25. 

Hedge, English. With notch. 8-in., $1.50; 9-in., $1.75; 10 in. $2. 
Sheep. For grass. 50 cts., and 75 cts. 



SHOVELS 



LONG HANDLE 



Each 



SCOOP 



Each 

No. 2, 10-inch mouth $0 90 

No. 3, 11-inch mouth 1 00 

No. 5, 12-inch mouth 1 15 

No. 6, 13-inch mouth 1 20 



SNOW SHOVELS 



All steel, long handle . 
All steel, short handle. 
Adams, wood 



Ames, round point $1 35 

Imperial, round point 1 00 

Jackson, round point 1 00 

Imperial, square point 1 00 

SHORT HANDLE 

Ames, round point $1 35 

" square point 1 25 

Imperial, round point 1 00 

" square point 90 

POTATO SCOOP 

Wire, made of heavy steel wire, very substantial 1 75 

Sickles, or Grass Hooks. American, 25 cts.; English, riveted back, 50c. 
Sieves. 18-in., any mesh. 75 cts.; 20-in., any mesh, 85 cts. 

SPADES 

Ames Steel $1 

D-handle , 1 00 

Long Handle 1 00 

Nursery 1 75 

Drain 



SYRINGES, BRASS 



No. A. Barrel 12 inches long. One spray and one stream rose 2 50 

No. SJ. Barrel 13^ inches long. One coarse and one fine spray and 

one stream rose 4 75 

No. 10. Barrel j8 inches long. One coarse and one fine spray, and 

one stream rose, with patent valves and elbow joint 5 5° 

No. G. Barrel 16 inches long. One spray and one stream rose, and 

elbow joint 4 75 

No. H. Barrel 18 inches long. Sheet brass. One spray rose 2 75 

Horticultural Zinc 1 00 

" Brass 

Thermometers. Tin, Japanned. 15 cts.; Hotbed or Mushroom, $1.50; 

Incubator, 50 cts.; Self-registering, $2.50. 
Tree Tubs. Cedar. No. o, 27-in., $5; No. 1, 25-in., $4.50; No. 3, 21-in., 

$3.25; No. 5, 18 in., $2.40; No. 7, 15 in., $1.75. 
Traps, " Olmsted " (Mole). The best, $1.50. 
" Out-of-Sight " (Rat). 20 cts. each, $1.50 per doz. (Mouse.) 10 cts. 

each, 25 cts for 3, 75 cts. per doz. 
Trellis. In assortment of shapes and sizes. 25 cts. to $2. 
Trowels. 10 cts., 15 cts. and 20 cts.; steel, 3s cts., 40 cts. and socts. 
Twines. Cotton, 30 cts. a lb.; Jute, 15 cts. a lb ; Flax, 25 cts. a lb. 
Watering Pots. Galvanized, short spout, 4-qt , 40 cts.; 6-qt., =0 cts.; 

8-qt., 65 cts.; 10-qt., 85 cts.; 12-qt., $1 ; 16-qt.. $1.50. Tin, painted green, 

i-qt., 20 cts ; 2-qt., 25 cts.; 4-qt., 35 cts.; 6-qt., 45 cts.; 8-qt., 60 cts.; 

10-qt., 75 cts. Heavy galvanized, long spout, 4-qt., $1.50; 6-qt., $1.75: 

8-qt., $2; 10-qt., $2.25; 12-qt., $2.60. 
Water Barrel, Truck and Leaf-rack, i^-in. wheels, $9.25; iVt-\\\. 

wheels, $10; 3^-in. wheels, $10.75. Large box for truck, $3. Leaf-rack 

for truck, $4.50. Sprinkler attachment. $3. 
Wteders, "Excelsior," 10 cts. Three Prong, 15 cts. "Lang's," 

25 cts. "Cleveland," lawn, 50 cts. 
\Vbeelbarrows. Wide tread, No. 3, $3.50; No. 4, $4; No. 5, $4.50. 
Wire. Galvanized. Per stone of 12 lbs., No. 16. 85 cts.; No. 18, $1 ; No. 10, 

$1.10; No. 20, $1.1 





Each 
35 



Engii?" Riveted-back Scythe 



Pruning Saw 
77 



Brass Syringe 




WALTEB^P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



LAWN REQUISITES 



LAWN MOWERS 

STOKES' BALL-BEARING LAWN MOWER 

This is one of the best ball-bearing Lawn Mowers ever offered. 
The adjustment of both cones in the revolving cutter is accom- 
plished bv means of one screw only, and the cones have a positive 
locking device, so that when once set it is positively prevented 
from getting out of adjustment. This is a really 
first-class mower, with 9-inch driving wheels 
and 4-bladed revolving cutter. It is made of the 
best crucible steel, dust-proof in the bearings 
and first-class in every particular. 

14- inch $7 00 

16- inch 7 50 

18- inch 8 00 

20- inch 8 50 

CONTINENTAL 
HIGH -WHEEL 
LAWN MOWERS 

High-class Machines 
Have a Reputation 

15- inch $12 00 

17- inch 13 50 

19- inch 15 00 

21- inch 16 50 




Stokes' 
Ball-bearng 
Lawn 
Mower 



LAWN ROLLERS 

BOSS HAND LAWN ROLLERS 





Inches 


Inches 




Lbs. 




No. 


diameter 


long 


Section 


weight 


Price 


2 


15 


22 


3 


200 


$10 50 


3 


20 


16 


2 


225 


II 50 


4 


20 


20 


2 


250 


13 OO 


6 


20 . 


24 


3 


300 


15 50 


7 


20 


24 


2 


300 


15 50 


8 


20 


3° 


3 


350 


18 OO 


9 


24 


20 


2 


400 


20 OO 


11 


24 


24 


3 


450 


22 50 


12 


24 


30 


3 


500 


25 50 


14 


28 


24 


3 


500 


25 50 



Rubber Garden Hose 

Chicago Electric. K inch. The 
best Rubber Hose made. Cut 
to any length, 18 cts. per foot; 
50 feet and over, 17 cts. per foot 

Other Makes. 10 cts., 12 cts. 
and 14 cts. per foot. 

LAWN SPRINKLERS 
Fountain. All brass. $1.25. 
Aetna. 24 inches high. $1.75. 




Boss Hand Lawn Rollers 



INSECTICIDES 



Aphis Punk. For fumigating. Box 60 cts., 12 boxes $6.50. 
Arsenate of Lead. For elm-leaf beetle and caterpillars. Lb. 25 

cts., 5 lbs. 90 cts., 10 lbs. $1.70. 
Bordeaux Mixture (Liquid). By simply adding water and stirring 

it is ready for use. 1 qt. 40 cts., 1 gal. $1, 5 gals. $4.50. One gallon 

will make one barrel liquid. 
Copper Sulphate. For early spraying and making Bordeaux. Lb. 

15 cts., 10 lbs. Si. 25, 25 lbs. $2.50. 
Sterling Worth Fly Driver completely protects cattle and horses 

from all winged pests, i-qt. can (makes two gallons of Fly Driver) 

60 cts., 2-qt. can (makes four gallons) $1. 
Fir Tree Oil. For all insects, ^pt. 50 cts., pt. 75 cts., qt. $1.50, 

54 gal. $2.75, gal $5- 
Fir Tree Oil Soap. 54 -lb. can 25 cts., 2-lb. can 75 cts. 
Hellebore. For all insects. Klb. 10c, 541b. 15c. , lb. 25c, 5 lbs. $1. 
Kerosene Emulsion (Liquid). Concentrated. 1 qt. 40 cts., 1 gal. 

$1, 5 gals. $4.50. 

Lemon Oil. For all insects and scales. 54 pt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 

75 cts , 54 gal. Si. 25, gal. $2. 
Lice Paint, "Vigor." For lice on poultry, horses, cattle and 

hogs. i-qt. can 35 cts., 2 qts. 60 cts., 1 gal. $1. 



Paris Green. 54 lb. 20 cts., Ib. 35 cts. 

Rose Leaf Extract of Tobacco. A nicotine solution. Pt. 30 cts., 
qt. 50 cts., gal. $1.25, 5 gals. S4-25- 

Scalecide. For San Jose scale and all insects. Qt. 45 cts., gal. 
$1.15, 5 gals. S3-75. 10 gals. S6.50, 50-gaI. bbl. $25. 

Slug Shot (Hammond's). One of the cheapest and best powders for de- 
stroying in sects. 5 lbs. 25c, iolbs.scc., 100 lbs. S4, bbl. (235 lbs.) S8.50. 

Sulphur, Powdered. For mildew. Lb. iocts.,slbs. 40 cts., 10 lbs. 
60 cts., 50 lbs. $2.50, 100 lbs. $4. 

Sulpho-Tobacco Soap. Exterminates all kinds of insects and 
vermin on plants, shrubs, sheep, cattle, dogs and poultry. Also 
destroys roaches, carpet bugs, moths, etc. 10c. and 20c. per cake. 

Sulphur Candles. For disinfecting rooms. 15 cts. each (postpaid 
25 cts.), Si per doz., by express. 

Tobacco Dust. Pure ground tobacco. Lb. 5 cts., 100 lbs. $2.50. 

Tobacco Stems. Per bale of about 250 lbs. $1.50, ton Sio. 

Weed Killer. Excellent for cleaning gravel paths, drives and gut- 
ters of weeds, moss, etc. A great labor-saver. 54gal. 75c, gal. Si. 25, 
5 gals. S6, 10 gals. Si i- One gallon makes 50 gallons treating liquid. 

Whale Oil Soap. For washing trees and for insects on tender 
plants, i-lb. box 15 cts., 5 lbs., 10 cts. per lb. 



PUMPS AND DEVICES FOR SPRAYING 



I CARRY A FULL LINE OF 
SPRAYINC APPARATUS 



"Cyclone 
Atomizer * ' 
Sp ra y e r s. 

Made in tin 
and brass. 
Throws a 



Cyclone Atomizer Sprayer 





spray as fine as mist. Is adapted for the de- 
stroying of every kind of 
insect. Very useful in 

spraying kerosene and lice killers in poultry 
houses; also in spraying potatoes with 
paris green water, and in gardens and vine- 
yards. Just what you want for spraying 
"Anti-Fly Pest" on your cows and horses in 
summer time to keep off the flies. Tin, 50c; 
brass, $1. 

Little Wonder. Smaller size, 40 cts. 
Empire King Spray Pump. Will spray the 
largest orchards ; has two nozzles. Price, 
without barrel, S13; mounted on barrel, S16; 
mounted on barrel with 254-inch tire wheel- 
truck, S21. Extra barrels, with trunions, 
S2.50. 

Empire King Pump Myers' Bucket Pump. For small trees or 
with Agitator bushes. $2.75. 



Ripley's ', Whitewashing and Spraying 
Machine. Excellent and efficient. 

No. 6, 8 gallons S12 

No. 7, 16 gallons 15 

The Auto- Spray. Used by all the large 
fruit growers for spraying. It operates with 
compressed air; safe and efficient; liquid 
capacity, 4 gallons; pressure capacity 40 
pounds. Galvanized iron, S4.50 ; brass, 
S6.75. If Auto Pop Nozzle is desired with 
the above add Si. Extension pipes for Auto- 
Spray, 2 feet long, 50 cts. 

Woodason's Powder and Spraying Bel- 
lows. 

Double Cone Powder S3 00 

Large Single Cone Powder 1 75 

Small Single Cone Powder 1 25 

Large Spray 1 75 

Small Spray 1 25 

Sulphur Powder 1 50 

Legget Paris Green Guns, the Champion. 
For distributing insecticides, Paris green, 
etc. Will do the work more evenly and bet- 
ter than any other. Two rows of plants may 
be dusted at one time. $8. 




The Auto -Spray 



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Stoker' (Standard &eed^ | general supplies 




POULTRY, PIGEON AND BEE SUPPLIES 

I issue a special catalogue of t) ese and will mail it on request 

MODEL INCUBATORS POULTRY FOODS AND MEDICINES 




I am sole agent in this vicinity for the Model Incubators, manu- 
factured by the Model Incubator Co., who are the pioneers of the arti- 
ficial hatching business, 
and these Model Incuba- 
tors are the result of their 
latest and best thought 
upon the subject. They 
are superior to all other 
makes, being self-regulat- 
ing, self-ventilating and 
require no extra mois- 
ture. They are also the 
most convenient and sa- 
fest from danger of fire, 
and produce the strong- 
est chicks. The Model 
Incubator is the best In- 
cubator on earth. 

No. o, ioo-egg $17 00 

No. 1, 175-egg 23 00 

No. 2, 275-egg 32 00 

Mnrtfii lQin No - 3 > 45o-egg 37 00 

model 1910 No- 4) 3 2 4 -Duckegg 43 00 

MODEL COLONY BROODERS — 

Model C $17 00 

Model B 14 00 

Model A 11 50 

Indoor and Outdoor 13 00 

Portable Hover 7 00 

MANN'S GREEN BONE CUTTERS — 

No. 5C, with crank handle $6 00 

No. 5-B, with balance-wheel 8 00 

No. 5-BM, with balance-wheel, mounted on iron stand 10 40 

No. 7. The best size for a yard of 100 hens and over 12 00 

No. 9. Larger and heavier than No. 7. Hand-power 18 40 

"PHILADELPHIA" DRINKING FOUNTAINS— 

Each Doz. 

No. I, 2 quarts $0 35 $3 50 

No. 2, 4 quarts 50 5 00 

No. 3, 8 quarts 75 7 50 

BALTIMORE STONEWARE DRINKING 
FOUNTAINS— Each 

1 quart $0 25 

2 quarts 30 

4 quarts 40 

8 quarts 65 

PERFECT POULTRY AND GARDEN 

Bale of 10 rods 

. , • j (165 feet) 

25 inches wide $3 25 

35 inches wide 4 25 

46 inches wide 4 75 

52 inches wide 5 00 

58 inches wide 5 50 

In comparing prices with ordinary poultry netting, remember these 
bales are 15 feet longer. 

CAPONIZING INSTRUMENTS. Full directions with each 
set. $2.25. Each 

TIN EGG TESTERS $0 35 

POULTRY MARKERS, Philadelphia and Reliable.... 25 

POULTRY LEG BANDS, Pliant 65 cts. per 100.. 

PIGEON LEG BANDS 20 cts. per doz., $1.25 per 100.. 

GAPE WORM EXTRACTORS 10 

GRIT AND SHELL BOXES Small, 50 cts. ; larger, 76 

KNIVES, Poultry Killing. French 50 

Progressive 50 

THERMOMETERS. Incubator 5 o 

Brooder 35 cts. and 50 

COOPS, SHIPPING AND EXHIBITION. Write for prices. 

WIRE HENS' NESTS. 15 cts. each, $1.25 per doz. 

STOVES, HOT WATER. $14 to $45. 

ROOFING PAPERS. Write for price. 




PITTSBURG 

FENCE— 



(Prices subject to change) 

"Vigor" Poultry Food. Manufactured by me. Fine for young or 

old fowls. 100 lbs. $2.50. 
"Vigor'-' Ground Beef Scraps. My own brand and a very choice 

article. 100 lbs. $3.25. 
"Vigor" Egg Food. A great egg producer. 100 lbs. $2.25. 
"Vigor" Scratch Food. Mixed grains and seeds for poultry. 

100 lbs. $2. 

Cyphers' Scratch Food. 50 lbs. $1.25, 100 lbs. $2.25. 
"Vigor"Pigeon Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
"Vigor" Laying Food. 50 lbs. $1.25, 100 lbs. $2.25. 
Cyphers' Laying Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
"Model" Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
Cyphers' Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
"Vigor" Developing Food. 50 lbs. $1.40, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
Chick Manna. For little chicks. 5-lb. pkg., 40c; 60-lb. case, $4.20. 
Ground Dried Blood. For poultry and ducks. 50 lbs. $2.25, 100 
lbs. $4. 

Cut Clover Hay. 100 lbs. $2, 500 lbs. $9. 

Pratt's Poultry Food. Pkg. 25 cts., 5 lbs. 60 cts., 12 lbs. $1.25. 
Clover Meal. 100 lbs. $2.25. 
Conkey's Roup Cure. 50 cts. 
and $1. 

"Vigor" Roup Cure. Small, 

25 cts.; large, 50 cts. 
Rust Haven Roup Pills. Box 

25 cts. 

F. P. C. Roup Preparation. 

Klb. 20 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

"Vigor" Charcoal. 2-lb. car- 
tons 15 cts., 100 lbs. $2.25. 

Rust Haven's Climax Condi- 
tion Powder. Pkg. 25c; large 
size, 50 cts. 

Sheridan's Condition Powder. 
25 cts. and jSi. 

Madoc Gape Cure. 20c. and 35c. ; 
by mail, 28 cts. and 53 cts. 

Crushed Oyster Shell. 100 lbs. 
75 cts., 500 lbs. $3.25. 

Mica Crystal Grits. 100 lbs. 85 cts., 500 lbs, $3.75. 

Lambert's Death to Lice. 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 

Conkey's Lice Paint. 1 qt. 35 cts., 2 qts. 60 cts., 1 gal. $1. 

"Vigor" Lice Powder. 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 

"Vigor" Lice Paint. 1 qt. 35 cts., 2 qts. 60 cts., 1 gal. $1. 

"Vigor" Disinfectant. 1 qt. 50 cts., K-gal. can 90 cts., gal. $1.50. 

Spratt's Patent Dog Cakes. 3-lb. box 25 cts., 6 lbs. 50 cts., 25 lbs 
$1.75, 100 lbs. $6.50. 

Spratt's Patent Puppy Biscuit. 3-lb. box 30 cts., 5 lbs. 50 cts., 
25 lbs. $1.90, 100 lbs. $7. 

Salt Cat. For pigeons. Per brick 10 cts., doz. $1. 

Spratt's Dog Medicine. 50 cts. and 75 cts. 

BEE SUPPLIES 

Root's Hives. Set up $3 15 

In flat (bundle of 5 hives $10.75) 2 25 

Bee Section Boxes. 100,80c; 1,000, $5.50. 
Comb Foundations — 

Medium brood. Per lb 58 

Thin brood. Per lb 70 

Smokers. 60 cts. and 85 cts. 
Hoffman Frames. 25 set up, $1.50; flat, $1. 
Foundation Fasteners. 3 o cts. and $1.25. 
Swarm Catchers. $1.25 complete; without pole, $1. 
A B C of Bee Culture. Very complete book on bees, $1.50. 





79 



Prices of other Bee Supplies furnished on application 



WALTER^ P. STOKES 319 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 




INDEX 





Pages 


Stokes' Novelties 


1-9 


"Stokes' Standards" 


10-12 


Vegetable Seeds — General List . . . 
Stokes' Leaflet Essays Free 


• • 13-44 


53 


Books for the Farm and Garden 


53 


Vegetable Plants 


45 



Pages 

Tree Seeds 45 

Farm Seeds, Field Corn, Grain, etc. . .46-48 

Fodder Plants, Millet, etc 49, 50 

Lawn Grass Seeds and Mixtures 51 

Grass and Clover Seeds 52 

Flower Seeds 54-69 



Pages 

Bulbs 70-71 

Climbing Vines 67-73 

Plants 73 

Small Fruits 74 

Fruit and Nut Trees 75 

How to Order, Liberal Premiums. 2d cover 



Vegetable Seeds 

PAGE 

Artichoke 13 

Asparagus 13 

Asparagus Roots 13 

Beans 2, 10, 14, 15 

Beets 1, 10, 16, 17 

Brussels Sprouts 13 

Cabbage 4, 5, 10,18, 19 

Carrots 10, 20 

Cauliflower io, 20 

Celery 5, 11, 21 

Chicory 2, 17 

Collarets 17 

Corn Salad 17 

Corn 2, ii, 22, 46, 47 

Cress 17 

Cucumbers 5, 11,23 

Dandelion 24 

Eggplant 11, 24 

Endive 24 

Herbs 45 

Horse-Radish 24 

Kale 24 

Kohlrabi 24 

Leek 24 

Lettuce 5, 11, 26, 27 

Martynia 25 

Melons, Musk. 6,7, 11, 28,29 
Melons, Water 6,7,11,30,31 

Mushroom Spawn 25 

Mustard 25 

Nasturtiums 25, 60 

Okra, or Gumbo 25 

Onion 8, 11, 32, 33 

Parsley 11, 36 

Parsnip 11, 36 

Peanuts 36 

Peas 9, 11, 12, 34, 35 

Peppers 9, 12, 36 

Potatoes 37 

Pumpkin 12, 40 

Radish 8, 12, 38, 39 

Rhubarb 39 

Rutabaga, or Swedes . .44 

Sage 45 

Salsify 41 

Spinach 12, 41 

Squash 12, 41 

Thyme 45 

Tobacco 45 

Tomato. .2, 3, 9, 12, 42, 43 
Turnip 12, 44, 49 



Farm Seeds 

PAGE 

Barley 48 

Beans, Velvet 49 

Broom Corn 48 

Buckwheat 48 

Clovers 52 

Corn, Field 46 

Corn, Kaffir 50 

Fruit Tree Seeds 45 

Grasses 51, 52 

Millets 50 

Maize, Milo 50 

Oats 47 

Peas, Cow 49 

Peas and Oats, Canada 

Field 50 

Rape 49 

Speltz, or Emmer 48 

Spring Rye 48 

Spring Wheat 48 

Sugar-Cane 50 

Sunflower 48, 65 

Teosinte 50 

Vetches 49 



Flower Seeds 

Abronia 68 

Abutilon 68 

Acroclinium 68 

Adlumia 67 

Adonis 68 

Ageratum 55 

Alyssum 55 

Amarantus 68 

Ampelopsis 67 

Antirrhinum 55 

Aquilegia 68 

Asparagus 67 

Asters 54 

Balloon Vine 67 

Balsam 55 

Balsam Apple 69 

Begonia 66 

Bellis. See Daisy 57 

Brachycome 68 

Browallia 68 

Cacalia 68 

Calceolaria 66 

Calendula 68 

Calliopsis 68 

Campanula 55 

Canary Bird Vine 67 



Flower Seeds, Con. 

PAGE 

Candytuft 56 

Cannas 68, 70 

Canterbury Bells 55 

Carnations 56, 73 

Castor-Oil Plant 65 

Celosia 57 

Centaurea 56, 66 

Chrysanthemums -.57, 73 

Cineraria 66 

Clarkia 68 

Clematis 67, 73 

Cleome 68 

Cobaea 67 

Cockscomb 57 

Coleus 66 

Coreopsis 68 

Cornflower 56 

Cosmos 57 

Cyclamen 66 

Cypress Vine 67 

Dahlias 70 

Daisy 57 

Datura 68 

Delphinium 57 

Dianthus 58 

Digitalis 57 

Dolichos 67 

Dracaena 68 

Eschscholtzia 68 

Evening Primrose 68 

Everlasting Flowers ... 68 

Ferns 66 

Forget-me-not 58 

Foxglove 57 

Gaillardia 68 

Geraniums 66, 73 

Glowing Ball 59 

Gloxinia 66, 71 

Godetia 68 

Gourds 65 

Grasses 68 

Grevillea 68 

Gypsophila ...68 

Helianthus 65 

Heliotrope 68 

Hibiscus 68 

Hollyhock 58 

Honeysuckle 73 

Humulus . . . : 67 

Ipomoea 67 

Jerusalem Cherry 68 

Kenilworth Ivy 67 



Flower Seeds, Con. 

PAGE 

Lantana 68 

Larkspur 57, 58 

Lathy rus 67 



-59 
■59 
.68 
■59 
.68 



Lobelia 

Love-in-a-mist . 

Lychnis 

Marigold 

Marvel of Peru 

Matricaria 69 

Maurandia 67 

Mesembryanthemum ..69 

Mignonette 59 

Mimulus 69 

Moonflower 67, 73 

Momordica 69 

Morning-Glory 67 

Mvosotis 58 

Nasturtiums 60 

Nicotiana 59 

Nigella 59 

Pansy 61 

Passion Flower 67 

Petunia 62 

Phlox 62, 73 

Pinks 58 

Poppy 62 

Portulaca 69 

Primula 66 

P\ - rethrum 69 

Ricinus 65 

Rudbeckia 69 

Sage, Scarlet 65 

Salpiglossis 65 

Salvia 65 

Scabiosa 69 

Scarlet Runner Beans .67 

Schizanthus 69 

Sensitive Plant 69 

Smilax 67 

Snapdragon 55 

Stevia 69 

Stocks 65 

Stokesia Cyanea 69 

Sunflower 65 

Sweet Peas 63, 64 

Sweet William 69 

Thunbergia 69 

Torenia 69 

Tropaaolum 67 

Verbena 65 

Violets 73 

Wallflower 69 



Flower Seeds, Con. 

PAGE 

Wild Cucumber 67 

Wild Flower Garden 

Mixture 65 

Wistaria 73 

Zinnia 65 

Plants 

American Wonder 

Lemon 73 

Deutzia 73 

Dwarf Otaheite Orange. 73 

Hydrangeas 73 

Japanese Kudzu Vine.. 67 

Roses 72 

Spirea 73 

Strawberries, etc 74 

Vegetable Plants 45 

Bulbs 

Begonias, Tuberous .. 70 

Caladiums 70 

Calla 70 

Cannas 70 

Cinnamon Vine 70 

Dahlias 70 

Gladioli 71 

Gloxinia 71 

Iris 71 

Lilies 70 

Lily-of-the- Valley 71 

Oxalis 71 

Peonies 71 

Tuberose 71 

Miscellaneous 

Asparagus Bunchers . . 13 

Bee Hives 79 

Dog Cakes 79 

Farmogerm 53 

Farm and Gar. Tools 76. 77 
Incubators and Brood- 
ers 79 

Insecticides 78 

Lawn Requisites 78 

Peach Pits 45 

Planet Jr. Tools. 3d cover. 

Poultry Supplies 79 

Shrubs, Hardy Orna- 
mental 73 

Spraying Pumps and 

Devices 78 

Tape, Red 13 




Pups from this Stock $15 each 



Scotch Collie Dogs and 
Live Stock 

I invite correspondence on thoroughbred live stock of any 
kind. I always have on hand Scotch Collie Puppies, pedigreed 
and eligible to registry in the American Kennel Club Stud Book. 

PRICE SIO to $15 each 
POULTRY AND EGGS FOR SETTING, of all breeds. 
JERSEY RED PIGS. 10 weeks old, $10 each, pair $18, trio $24. 
BERKSHIRE PIGS. 10 weeks old, $10 each, pair $18, trio $24. 



J. Horace McFarlano Co., horticultural Printers. Harrisburg. pa, 

80 



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In common with other responsible seed houses. I sell my seed subject to the following disclaimer, it being that adopted by the American Seed Trade Association. 
Walter P. Stokes (fives no warranty, express or implied, as to description, quality, productiveness or any other matter of any seeds, bulbs or plants he sends out, and he 
will not be in any way responsible for the crop. If the purchaser does not accept the goods on these terms, they are at once to be returned.— W. P. S. 



order sheet for Stokes* Standard Seeds plants, bulbs, etc. 

WALTER P. STOKES, of the late firm of Johnson & Stokes 

219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 




DIRECTIONS FOR ORDERING SEEDS BY MAIL 

At prices quoted in this catalogue, I deliver free in the United States to any Post 
Office, Express Office, or Freight Station at my option, Vegetable and Flower Seeds 
by the packet, ounce and pound. Grass Seeds, Farm Seeds, Potatoes, Implements, In- 
secticides, etc., go by Freight or Express at purchaser's expense. 

On Beans, Sweet Corn and Peas, by the pint and quart, I quote prices both ways, 
by mail postage paid, and by freight or express, so that they can be ordered sent 
either way as desired. 

I guarantee all shipments of Seeds, Bulbs, Plants, Implements, Live Stock, etc., 
shall reach the purchaser safely and in good condition. 

CASH SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE ORDER 

I will be responsible for money sent to me bv P. 0. Order, Express Money Order, Bank 
Draft, Express or by R. gistered Letter. Have them made to the order of Walter P. Stokes. 




FflRWARn RY 1 s,ate on ,hi; ,ine whether wanted I 
rUlWAnU DI \ by M a i| a Express or Freight }. 

YOUR NAME 

STREET ADDRESS (IF ANY) 

POST OFFICE. .. 

COUNTY 

R. F. D. NO STATE 

EXPRESS OR 1 

FREIGHT OFFICE/ 

DO YOU GROW FOR MARKET? 



AMOUNT ENCLOSED 



Post-Office Money Order S 
Express Money Order . 

Bank Draft 

Cash, Notes and Silver 
Postage Stamps . . ... 

(2-ct. stamps preferred) 

Total . . $.. 



DATE, 



.1911 



IMPORTANT PLEASE WRITE YOUR ADDRESS PLAINLY and in full in the blanks above; also keep your order separate from other matters you may wish to write 

about. This enables us to fill orders more rapidly and correctly, and your inquiries will receive more prompt attention. Duplicate Order Sheets sent on request. 



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The space below is for Remarks about your Order. Any other correspondence should be given on a separate sheet of paper. 



NAMES FOR STOKES' SEED CATALOGUE 1 w ° uld thank you to send me the names of your Friends or Neighbors who you know send off for Seeds. Plants. Bulbs, etc If 

you send me a half dizen or more of these, indicating whether they grow for market or not. you may select a packet of 
one of the Stokes Standard Veeetable Seeds and Stokes Standard Nasturtium or Sweet Pea Seed— two packets in all. 



NAMES 


Do They Grow 
for Market ? 


POST OFFICE 


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For the above I select, and please add to my order, one packet Stokes Standard ..... Seed, and one packet Stokes Standard s^VeTpetT 

(Cross out one not wanted) 



"Planet Jr." Drills, Wheel-Hoes and Cultivators 

SPECIAL "PLANET JR." TOOL CATALOGUE MAILED ON REQUEST 




No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder 



These useful tools add much to the joy of gardening. With the Drills, the 
seeding may be done in one-fourth of the time required to do it by hand and far 
better, producing a more even crop and with a great saving of seed. With the 
Hill Droppers, there is also a great additional saving of labor in hoeing and thin- 
ning. The Wheel-Hoes, with their attachments for cultivating, hilling, furrowing, 
covering, etc., are great labor-savers, and their use is pleasant, easy exercise. 
They are 
built sub- 
stantially 
and will 
last with 
ordinary 
care for 
along 
time and 
are easily 
operated 
by man or 
woman. 



"Planet Jr." Hill and Drill Seeders 

A good seed drill is one of the most important garden implements. 
The seeding may be done very much more rapidly than by hand and 
very much more evenly, producing a uniform crop and with con- 
siderable saving of seed. The Hill Droppers also make a great addi- 
tional saving of labor in hoeing and thinning. The New "Planet Jr." 
Hill and Drill Seeders are the very best seed planters made. They 
will sow seeds either in a continuous row (thick or thin, shallow or 
deep) or they may be set to plant any desired quantity of seed at 
regular distances apart,— 4, 6, 8, 12 or 24 in. They open the furrow, 
drop the seed, cover and roll it, and mark the next row at one opera- 
tion and as fast as a man can walk. The flow of seed may be instantly 
shut off, thus preventing waste when turning the end of a row. 



PRICES "PLANET JR." HILL AND DRILL 
SEEDERS 



No. 6 Combined Hill and Drill Seeder, Wheel-Hoe, 
Cultivator and Plow. The newest and best drill 
made 

No. 6 Hill and Drill Seeder, without attachments. . 

No. 5 Hill and Drill Seeder. A special size with 
large hopper for market-gardeners, sugar-beet 
growers, etc 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeders. Very popular size 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder, combined with Single 
Wheel-Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 

No. 3 Hill and Drill Seeder. A popular size for 
market-gardeners, large private and hotel gardens 

No. 25 Hill and Drill Seeder and Double Wheel- 
Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 



Wheel 
In. 



16% 

i(>'A 



Capacity 
Qts. 



3 

2% 



$13 00 
10 50 



12 50 

8 50 
10 50 

10 CO 

13 00 



"Planet Jr." Wheel -Hoes and Cultivators for 
Hand Power 

These Wheel Cultivators make the care of your garden a pleasure, 
enabling a man or woman to care for five times as much ground as 
could be done with the ordinary hoe. They are built substantially 
for all-day work, and will last a long time. 

The Double Wheel-Hoes, while they work equally well between 
the rows of plants, are especially adapted for straddling one row, 
working close to both sides of the plants until they are 20 in. high. 

The Single Wheel-Hoes are rather lighter than the double wheel, 
and while the wheel can be set on the side of the frame, enabling 
both sides of one row to be hoed at one time, yet they are best 
adapted for working between two rows of plants. The attachments 
to either the Double or Single Wheel-Hoes include: 

The Cultivator. Teeth are made of best stamped steel, and it may 
be used for either stirring or cultivating the soil. 

The Flat Hoes. For hoeing and cutting off weeds near the surface. 
The 4-in. size are for rows under 12 in. wide, the 6-in. for wider rows. 

Ths Plows. Are for furrowing, covering, hilling up, etc. They will 
throw the earth either to or from the plants, as desired. 

The Rakes. Are for stirring, fining and leveling the surface and 
for early cultivation, and are very useful. 

The Leaf Lifters. Turn aside the foliage so that the plants are not 
injured by the wheels and so that close work can be done rapidly 
and easily. 



PRICES "PLANET JR." 
WHEEL-HOES 



No. 11 Double Wheel-Hoe. 
No. 12 

No. 13 " " 
No. 16 Single 
No. 17 
No. 17*A " 
No. 18 



Hoes 


Culti- 
vator 
Teeth 


PlOWS 


Rakes 


Leaf 
Lifters 


Price 


6-in. 


4-in. 


3-th. 


5-th. 


2 


2 


4 


2 


2 


2 


2 


$8 50 


2 




4 


2 






2 


6 50 


2 














4 25 


2 




3 


I 


I 


I 


I 


5 35 


2 




3 


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4 5° 


2 




3 










4 00 


2 














3 00 




No. 16 Single Wheel-Hoe at work, at Floracroft Gardens 

"Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivators 

These are splendid implements without a peer, as labor-savers. 
They are made entirely of steel, are light and easily handled, and 
yet the frames are extra long and high and strong. The teeth, hoes, 
etc., are of the finest quality of steel, carefully and scientifically 
shaped and curved. The cultivator teeth can be set at different dis- 
tances; the seed hoes to the Horse-Hoe can be set so as to throw 
much or little soil either to or from the plants. The lever wheels regu- 
late the depth at which the machine runs. The lever expanders 
widen or narrow the implements to work in uneven rows and can be 
changed as the horse is moving. The handles can be adjusted to 
suit the operator. 



PRICE-LIST CF "PLANET JR." HORSE-HOES 

No. 8 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has lever expander 

and lever wheel and depth regulator. Runs steady as a clock 

No. 7 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 8 except 

it has no depth regulator and does not run so steady 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 7 except 

it has a plain wheel setting with bolts instead of the lever wheel 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Without any wheel. . . 
No. 4 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has plain wheel and 

without expanders 

No. 4 "Planet Jr." Plain cultivator only, without wheel (wheel extra, 

75cts.) 

"Planet Jr." 1 2-tooth Harrow, Cultivator and Pulverizer. Complete. 

"Planet Jr." 1 2-tooth Harrow, Cultivator. Without pulverizer 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow. Without pulverizer and wheel 



J8 50 
8 00 

7 25 
6 50 

6 25 

4 00 

8 50 
6 90 

5 70 



Farmers' No. 19 Single Wheel-Hoe. Is a cheaper tool for farmers' use and 
is a good efficient tool. Has large wheel, 3 cultivator steels, 2 shovel steels 
and a plow. Price, 13.25. 



Fire Fly Wheel Garden Plow. A large plow only, but a very efficient garden 
help. $2.25. 




"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow at work